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Meet The Team

Our Banking & Finance team is committed to delivering finance structures that allow transactions to happen and give you the all-important security you need.

No matter how much you are borrowing or lending, we ensure that the funding documentation is tailored to meet your needs, guiding you through the transaction and ensuring there are no surprises. We offer solutions and make clear commercial recommendations, as well as pinpointing any issues we uncover in the transaction.

Our expertise is broad based. We act for lenders and borrowers on finance transactions across the credit spectrum, from simple term loans to complex syndicated loan facilities with tiered priority structures.

We also undertake detailed due diligence exercises for banks or investors considering advancing funds and advise on investment agreements, debt instruments and security and finance packages. 

We work with specialist lenders, alternative lenders, investment funds and brokers, and we’re also experts in project finance, particularly in the energy, housing and healthcare sectors.

In addition, we’re proud to offer specialist joint venture solicitors who can assist with joint ventures, collaboration arrangements and strategic alliances.

  • Acting as lead legal advisers to Warwick Capital Partners LLP, a London-based funds manager, on its debt and equity investment (as part of its European Opportunities Fund III) in Eden Living, a Private Rented Sector business focusing on the acquisition and subsequent letting of newly built houses
  • Acting for Caerdav Limited, an independent UK-based airline maintenance, repair, and overhaul service provider, to secure a £4 million facility from independent asset manager BOOST&Co
  • Acting for Welsh Government in the provision of an £18 million loan facility to the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to assist in the urgent re-financing of the Covid Large Business Interruption Scheme (CLBILS) loans that had been taken out by the four Welsh professional rugby regions – Cardiff Blues, Dragons, Scarlets and Ospreys (the Regions)
  • Acting for investor and manager Warwick Capital Partners on its funding agreements with a joint venture funding partner and taking its committed capital to £98 million
  • Acting for LifeCare Residences, an international retirement community operator, on its complex financing and security arrangements, including development funding for London’s first luxury retirement community in Battersea and subsequent refinancings of its retirement villages and nursing homes in the UK
  • Acting for the sixth largest building society in the UK, Principality, on its involvement as funding partner for a flagship regeneration scheme to create a £100 million urban village, a vibrant and sustainable new community with 800 homes
  • Acting for Creditsafe, the global business intelligence specialists, in a multicurrency revolving credit facility involving group companies across Europe
  • Acting for specialist lender Zorin Finance on numerous refinance and development facilities for residential development projects
  • Acting for Harris Pye Engineering Group on various funding facilities, including those involving group companies in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Singapore


  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500


“The really important thing to the business is their approachability, knowledge and turnaround time.”

“Their client service is excellent.”

“Great knowledge of our business, proactive and solution-focused.”

“The firm provides cost-effective and flexible advice.”

“Availability, creativity, consistency and quality work product.”

“Acuity are very organised, offer solutions and drive the deal along – It’s a great service.”

“I have always found the staff to be very commercial and knowledgeable. They take time to listen and have a good understanding of the business and how we like to act.”

“They offer value with specialist advice at reasonable rates.”

“A strong, well-balanced team of lawyers.”

“Technically and commercially astute – understand that there are risks in many deals but that there are often ways of mitigating and minimising those risks to an acceptable level.”

Beverley Jones, Partner at Acuity Law

Beverley Jones

Damien Cann

Damien Cann

Edward Finley, Partner at Acuity Law

Edward Finley

James Kilgour, Partner at Acuity Law

James Kilgour

Consultant Partner

Steve Berry

Steve Morris, Construction Partner at Acuity Law

Steve Morris

Tom Saunderson, Corporate Senior Associate at Acuity Law

Tom Saunderson

Ralph Lovesy, Partner at Acuity Law

Ralph Lovesy


Sarah Smit

henry duncan

Henry Duncan

Senior Associate
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