What we do: Construction finance solicitors
We also understand the importance of making sure your property elements, including any development, are handled correctly and with a commercial mind to guarantee that they run smoothly alongside the financial elements of a transaction.
Our construction and development finance lawyers can assist you with your requirements and walk you through these processes to guarantee a smooth transaction. Some of the typical documents, agreements and services we would help your business with include:
- debentures (including mortgages, fixed and floating charges)
- contractual rights
- charges over bank deposits
- intellectual property
- insurance policies
- plant and machinery
- collateral warranties
A key consideration is to ensure that the building contract is clear on when practical completion has occurred. Practical completion marks the beginning of the defects liability period and will trigger the final account process in JCT contracts. Disputes as to whether practical completion has been achieved are common and all parties should ensure they are properly protected.
Our finance solicitors will also work closely with our corporate, construction law, dispute resolution and tax teams to cover all aspects of your deal, so legal work is seamless for your entire transaction.
Who we help: Builders, lenders, architects, contractors and investors
We regularly give expert legal advice on construction and development finance throughout all stages of a transaction to a wide range of clients, including:
- finance companies and business development companies
This expert advice includes our considerable experience in advising on credit and facility documents, preparation and negotiation of inter-creditor deeds and the structuring of deals.
Why choose our financial solicitors?
Our construction and development finance solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 UK law firms or from large international businesses. They each have more than 10 years post-qualifying experience. Find out more about our finance solicitors here:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Shubhu specialises in early-stage fund raisings, shareholder arrangements and M&A. Prior to joining Harper James she worked at Mills & Reeve and before that at Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughter and May.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
Jas is a corporate partner at Harper James Solicitors, advising on corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & investments.View profile
Commercial and Corporate Solicitor
Kate is a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
The team provide great support throughout the funding process, providing straightforward and clear guidance on the issues to be addressed at each stage. The team was always at hand to make sure that that we understood what needed to be done to reach a successful outcome.
Chris Evans, CEO
They adopted a proactive approach to overcoming issues, and their knowledge of the sector and investors and preparedness to identify novel solutions has proved extremely beneficial.
Charles Smith, Director
Harper James swiftly solves problems with a minimum of fuss. I strongly recommend them and they are a pleasure to work with.
Jean de Fougerolles, CEO