Neil joined Stephensons in 2016 as a business development manager after completing over thirty years in commercial banking for Natwest/RBS. For much of that time Neil was in a front line role helping and supporting businesses in the commercial and corporate market.
Neil has an extensive knowledge in the following financial disciplines:
- Commercial mortgages
- Invoice discounting
- Asset based lending
- Trade finance
- Restructuring of distressed businesses
- Acquisitions of businesses /management buy outs
- Property investment
- Property development
Neil brings to Stephensons a fresh approach when applying legal services to the financial sector.
Having in house financial experience, he can greatly assist in the smooth process of any financial transaction by identifying and offering at an early stage solutions to ensure matters reach a professional, timely and cost effective conclusion.
Neil has held the ACIB professionally recognised banking qualification since 1994.
Now at Stephensons, Neil continues working with his extensive network of professional advisers, ex-colleagues and lifelong friends, with contacts including commercial brokers in addition to specialist and alternative funders.
At a very early stage of his employment Neil was able to quickly demonstrate the strengthening of the commercial department of Stephensons as a result of his appointment.
A prospective client had advised that an acquisition was in danger of being aborted due to an investor unable to deliver on promised equity funding. Neil used his extensive financial contacts to restructure the proposal at very short notice, extend bank facilities and identify alternative funding to replace investors funds.
The transaction went ahead with replacement debt enabling the client to reduce the need for an equity dilution.
The client is very acquisitive and are already planning further transactions in the short term.