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, portfolio buy-to-let, development finance, healthcare, hotels and leisure, private client and LMA work.

We work with a broad range of clients including regulated banks, unregulated senior lenders, intermediaries, brokers and developers together with regulated and unregulated mezzanine lenders and bridging companies.

While dealing with our clients’ transactions proactively and within competitive timescales, we keep them advised of all progress in a timely fashion offering bespoke commercial advice on issues in real time.

Real Estate Finance

Buying, selling and investing in real estate can be a complicated business, but our team works extremely hard to make each process as straight-forward and stress-free as possible.

Our team has a wealth of experience and is closely supported by a knowledgeable and proactive real estate department. From a homeowner loan to complex commercial transactions, we advise our clients on a vast array of real estate financing options.

Our solicitors regularly act for lenders and borrowers who require assistance with asset-based financing, bridging finance, refinancing, buy-to-let, development loans and both residential and commercial investment loans.

Whatever your real estate finance needs may be, you can trust us to look after the legal side of your affairs and ensure a successful and cost-effective outcome.


Our extensive list of banking clients ranges from established and emerging challenger banks, bridging lenders and development funders to well-known high-street banks and leading international investment banks.

Working on behalf of lenders, borrowers and investors in the UK and internationally, we deliver sound, uncomplicated advice that is informed by both our legal expertise and astute business acumen. Languages spoken fluently at Lawrence Stephens include English, Hebrew, Russian, Greek, French, German, Spanish and Hindi.

No matter the size or scope of the loan facility, we treat each case as a priority; our lawyers routinely assist clients with commercial loan transactions, inter-creditor deeds, refinancing and restructuring.

Our clients span various disciplines – from financial institutions, intermediaries, brokers, developers, insurance companies and property investment groups – but they all share an appreciation for our broad expertise, fresh thinking and deep understanding of their financing requirements.

We always strive to make clear recommendations, giving our clients a solid rationale for the advice provided, and we are committed to delivering solutions that meet our clients’ needs.