Druces for Business

Finance

Druces has longstanding experience in advising on all aspects of real estate finance. We combine expertise in technical legal matters with knowledge of market trends and commercial developments affecting the sector.

We act for borrowers and lenders on a range of real estate finance transactions, including for acquisitions and construction; ‘off-plan’ development funding; bridging and mezzanine facilities and REIT property funding transactions. Our clients range from banks and financial institutions, investment funds, finance houses, to private investors and a range of borrowers.

Legal 500 commentary

Druces was again ranked in the Legal 500 for Real Estate Finance work in 2022.

“At Druces LLP, the ‘overall level of service is superb’: ‘partners stay actively engaged in the deals and provide commercial, sensible advice’.” Furthermore, “Christopher Axford heads the practice, which also includes Suzanne Middleton-Lindsley. They ‘demonstrate an excellent technical ability, are thorough and methodical, and best of all are an absolute pleasure to deal with’.”

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Who to Contact

CHRISTOPHER AXFORD

Head of Corporate, Corporate & Commercial

Christopher is the Head of Corporate and is a member of Druces Executive Committee which manages the firm’s direction and vision for the future. He deals with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including AIM and AQSE work, national and international joint ventures and group restructuring.

ANTONY COTTON

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Antony is a Partner in Druces’ Corporate & Commercial team. He has built up a wealth of expertise in transactional work such as advising clients on M&A, private investment, and joint ventures. Australian born, Antony is admitted as a solicitor in both Australia (Queensland) and England & Wales.

SUZANNE MIDDLETON LINDSLEY

Partner, Real Estate

Suzanne Middleton Lindsley is a Partner in the Real Estate team and the Head of Residential Property. She has broad experience in residential and commercial property, including in investment, development and property finance. She also has experience in dealing with Sharia’a compliant transactions.

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