Banks & Building Societies

Change in UK financial services is ongoing. Organisations are facing extensive regulatory reforms, complex transformations and pressing demands for fast, effective systems with new models for customer service.

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Spanning everything from the UK economy, now post the Brexit vote, FCA regulation, lenders including new entrants, foreign investors and the scandals that often appear to inform regulatory change, our expert team’s sector understanding and experience underpins every piece of advice given.

At DWF we focus our energy in looking after banks, building societies and a range of other niche and foreign lenders. Our partner led teams of lawyers are highly experienced within the industry and our teams focus on developing expertise to enhance our capabilities and to ensure our clients overcome the challenges faced now and in the future.

We act for over 30 major clearing banks, building societies and new lenders and provide direction on transactional funding, regulation and policy, fund establishment, business consolidation, mergers and acquisition, litigation, mediation, complaints' handling, investigations and enforcement; we strive to deliver decisive, collaborative solutions.

Grounded in many years’ of experience we believe listening, partnership and keeping things simple leads the way to reduced risk and smarter solutions. We’re committed to innovation, considering every angle and on combining financial services insight with an energetic pursuit of your commercial results.

With a straightforward approach and offering tailored legal expertise, we have a proven track record for providing consistently strong, practical, commercial solutions to banks, building societies and other financial services' clients.

Our specialist areas of expertise include:

  • Litigation
  • Regulatory
  • Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Transactional and Tax
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Real Estate
  • Insurance

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How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for banks & building societies.

Some of our experts

Richard Tall

Partner - National Head of Financial Services

I am an experienced corporate lawyer with an in-depth expertise in financial services.

Iain Thomas

Partner - Head of Real Estate Finance

I am a Partner in the Real Estate team. I head the Real Estate Finance team and have over 20 years' experience acting for lenders in real estate financing and restructuring.

Iain Shurwood

Partner - Head of Corporate Banking (London)

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

Finella Fogarty


I specialise in advising banks, insolvency practitioners, funds, corporates and individuals on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and formal insolvency, from administrations and LPA receiverships to commercial mortgage backed work-outs.

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.

Rehman Noormohamed

Partner - Head of Education & Head of Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering

I have extensive expertise in acting for UK public sector clients, private international businesses and IT consulting houses on complex and large-scale IT, communications and business transformation projects and e-commerce, cloud computing, data protection and intellectual property matters.

FCA Consumer Credit Regime

It’s been two years since the start of the new regulatory regime for the consumer credit industry and most firms will have sought, and obtained, their permissions and will be getting to grips with the new regime. The legal experts at DWF remain on hand to help you navigate all the relevant requirements and frequent changes.

Visit our Consumer Credit Microsite