Anna Christou

Anna qualified into the Property and Secured Lending team at Lawrence Stephens in January 2013 and was promoted to Associate in September 2014. She returned from maternity leave in November 2022 as an Associate in Read more…

Pitna Kim

Pitna Kim joined Lawrence Stephens as a Solicitor in the Real Estate Finance department in August 2022. She qualified in 2021 at a boutique firm specialising in property. Pitna has experience acting on secured lending Read more…

Ajoy Bose-Mallick

Ajoy joined Lawrence Stephens as Head of Banking in September 2022, having led the Real Estate Finance Department at Top 200 UK Law Firm for almost 5 years.  Ajoy acts for a wide range of Read more…

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Lawrence Stephens Completes Three Acquisitions for Ansor Group

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Lawrence Stephens’ Corporate & Commercial department has completed three major acquisitions for Ansor Group with the acquisition of Dental Excellence, Norwich Orthodontics and Passion Dental. The Lawrence Stephens team, led by Senior Director, Steven Bernstein and assisted by Katherine Read more…

Kimberley Clift

Experienced Real Estate Finance Associate Kimberley Clift has 6 years’ PQE and joined Lawrence Stephens in September 2021. Kimberley regularly acts for a range of lending institutions including well-known banks and boutique lenders. Bridging loans Read more…

Carla Bernstein

Carla joined Lawrence Stephens in September 2021, commencing her training in the Commercial Real Estate department. Carla has recently completed the LPC LLM, achieving a high distinction. Prior to this she completed the GDL with Read more…

Rachel Coulthard

Senior Associate Rachel Coulthard is experienced in acting on a full range of Real Estate Finance transactions. She also has a wealth of experience in managing high-value refinances of property and property portfolios. Rachel’s clients Read more…

Ausra Triantafyllidou

Ausra acts for lenders and investors on all facets of real estate financing across residential and commercial sectors. Ausra primarily focuses on secured lending transactions including investment and development finance matters. Ausra has considerable experience Read more…

Laila-Jade Fish

Trainee Legal Executive Laila joined Lawrence Stephens’ Real Estate team in May 2021. With a background of paralegal work with a focus on real estate finance and residential conveyancing, Laila brings over six years of Read more…

Emma Clifford

Emma joined Lawrence Stephens as a Paralegal in the Real Estate department in March 2021 and won Best Conveyancing Paralegal at the National Paralegal Awards in September 2021. Emma started her Training Contract in December Read more…

Lucy Cadley

Lucy hails from Norfolk and studied Law at the University of Exeter. After completing her LLM in Legal Practice (Solicitors) at BPP University Law School, Lucy went on to secure work as a Paralegal at Read more…

Vidhushan Sujenthiran

Vidhushan Sujenthiran

Vidhushan is an approachable Real Estate Finance Solicitor, eager to provide clients with solutions-based legal advice. Vidhushan acts and advises a number of clients in relation to a range of residential and commercial property matters. Read more…

Mark Toland

Mark has a wealth of experience which belies his four years of qualification acquired at a Legal 500 firm acting for bridging and high street lenders, large national developers, registered providers, and both commercial landlords Read more…

Celebrating 10 years of Metro Bank

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Following the announcement that Metro Bank will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary today, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity for the Bank’s key account team here at Lawrence Stephens to have a ‘virtual’ catch-up around the Read more…

David Freedman

David joined Lawrence Stephens as a Partner in September 2019 and contributes over 30 years of legal experience to our Real Estate/Secured Lending team. Over the years, he has established a proactive, can-do attitude to Read more…

Sona Shah

Sona Shah joined Lawrence Stephens as a Trainee Solicitor in 2019 and qualified into the Real Estate Finance & Banking team in September 2021. Sona is experienced in completing banking and development loans, working from Read more…

Lawrence Stephens at MIPIM 2019: Gregory Palos

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Gregory Palos, Partner, Head of Secured Lending, will be the third member of the Lawrence Stephens team in Cannes. We talked to Gregory about the prestigious event, the current property landscape and Lawrence Stephen’s partnership Read more…

Nishta Camiah

Nishta joined Lawrence Stephens in August 2018 as an Associate and comes with significant experience in a broad range of commercial property matters. Nishta’s experience includes acting for clients in sales and acquisitions of both Read more…

Milana Katz

Since qualifying into the Banking team in November 2019, the majority of Milana’s clients have included leading lenders, banks, alternative debt providers and corporate borrowers.  Milana’s practice focuses on Banking and Secured Lending transactions. She Read more…

Stavros Theophilou

Stavros has developed a strong reputation within the industry for his exceptional legal expertise and quality of client service, having recently been named in Bridging & Commercial’s 35 Under 35 Power List 2020. He is Read more…

Paul Marsh

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2011 having previously worked in the commercial world of sales and marketing. Paul acts and advises clients in relation to a wide variety of commercial and residential property and Read more…

Charlotte Hamilton

Charlotte is a Corporate, Commercial and Banking solicitor at Lawrence Stephens. Charlotte expertly advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, primarily acting for challenger banks and alternative lenders and clients in the Read more…

Real Estate Finance & Banking

Our team of real estate finance and banking lawyers provide clients with clear, commercially grounded legal advice. Our skill set covers all aspects of real estate finance and corporate lending, including commercial and residential property, Read more…

Nisha Saigal

Nisha Saigal

Nisha joined Lawrence Stephens in 2015 bringing with her a strong background in commercial property matters. Nisha qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and was made up to Director in 2021. She works on a Read more…

Andreas Panteli

Andreas joined Lawrence Stephens in September 2013 having studied Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Following the completion of his training contract at Lawrence Stephens, Andreas qualified as a solicitor in December 2015 and Read more…

Gregory Palos

Gregory is a Partner and Head of the Real Estate Finance Department. He has over 30 years’ experience working for clients within the UK and internationally in the acquisition of property investments, development sites and Read more…

Aashay Knights

Since qualifying with Lawrence Stephens in 2017, Aashay has gained significant experience in corporate, banking and finance matters, working with clients across a range of sectors including IT, real estate, retail and hospitality. Aashay mainly Read more…

Christina Ioannou

Christina studied Law at the University of Sussex before completing her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law Bloomsbury in 2013. She joined Lawrence Stephens as a trainee solicitor and qualified with the firm Read more…

Steven Bernstein

Steven is a co-founder of Lawrence Stephens and brings with him over 30 years of legal experience. Steven has carved out his position by acting for large corporates and owner-managed businesses, as well as establishing Read more…