Richard Ellard

Shawbrook adds Thomson Snell & Passmore to development finance legal panel

Thomson Snell & Passmore has been appointed to Shawbrook Bank’s legal panel.


The South East-based law firm’s commercial property department will work with the bank’s development finance arm to advise on new transactions to support property developers with residential and mixed-use refurb and new-build projects.

It will assist Shawbrook on transactions with loan sizes ranging from £1m-30m.

The firm already sits on the panel of legal advisers for a range of mainstream, challenger and specialist banks, in addition to Shawbrook.

Richard Ellard, head of commercial property at Thomson Snell & Passmore (pictured above) said: “We are dedicated to giving commercially orientated advice and ensuring speedily concluded transactions for our clients.  

“Shawbrook has grown rapidly in the development finance sector in recent years, and we’ve been impressed with their approach. 

“The team is focused on delivering certainty for their clients — that’s what makes the difference in this sector, and we’re looking forward to working alongside Shawbrook to do exactly that for property developers across the South East.”

Simon Knowles, senior director of development finance at Shawbrook, added: “We are pleased to welcome Thomson Snell & Passmore as part of our panel of legal advisers. 

“We were impressed by the team’s track record and impressive client service, especially in terms of delivering on highly complex transactions in tight timeframes. 
“As a growing UK specialist bank that challenges the conventional approach of the mainstream [lenders], we are keen to work with other professionals who mirror our ‘good-sense’ approach to how we do business.”

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