Banking and Debt Finance

In a changing economy, the world of corporate banking and debt financing is changing daily. Requiring up to the minute commercial awareness, understanding and an innovative approach.

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Our team of specialists provides recognised expertise across all areas of corporate banking, structured debt and structured finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, receivables finance, asset finance, real estate finance, financial regulatory issues, finance litigation and portfolio management as well as portfolio disposals. 

We understand that you need advisors who can move quickly and decisively, providing clear direction that employs innovative techniques alongside a commitment to service excellence and sustainable results. 

We help you to make smarter decisions. Our national team of experts is recognised as one of the most talented in the marketplace, acting for over 30 major clearing banks, building societies, finance houses, leasing companies, factors and invoice discounters and debt buyers and sellers.

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Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"Overall DWF has excellent client service, being efficient, cost-effective and responsive. They take client care seriously and operate a genuinely engaged customer relationship management programme."

"They deliver when they say they will, they're pragmatic and they can explain complex matters in a straightforward fashion."

"They're well-rounded people, not just suppliers of legal advice. They know where the risks are, and instead of being dogmatic they will do their best to mitigate those risks."

"They always make themselves accessible and make sure their clients get good partner access. They have a very collaborative approach which results in transactions going ahead successfully."


How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of products, training and sector expertise.

Some of our experts

Jonathan Edwards

Partner - Head of Corporate Banking

I specialise in banking and asset based lending law and I am the head of the firm's Corporate Banking team.

Iain Shurwood

Partner - Head of Corporate Banking (London)

I am a Partner and lead the Corporate Banking team at our London office.

Chris Ramage


I am a Partner in the firm’s nationally known Banking team, working for lenders and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international debt related transactions.

Helen Johnston


I am a Partner in the Banking team based in Liverpool.

Grant Docherty

Head of Banking & Finance (Scotland)

I am head of DWF’s Banking and Finance department in Scotland. My practice covers a broad range of work including bilateral and syndicated loans, asset finance, structured finance and securitisation and debt restructuring.

FCA Consumer Credit Regime

1 April 2014 saw the start of a new regulatory regime for the consumer credit industry. It is vital to understand what your business should be doing to ensure it will remain compliant. DWF are on hand to help you navigate the changes which lie ahead and ensure that you have all of the information and resources you need.