Richard Papworth is the firm’s national head of banking and the divisional managing partner of the Finance and Projects Division. He is one of the most experienced and respected banking specialists in the UK. He has wide expertise of banking and finance issues.
His principal practice areas are social-housing finance, real-estate finance, asset-based lending and treasury and capital markets.
Papworth’s major financial institutional clients include The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Nationwide Building Society, Barclays Bank plc, Abbey National plc, Britannia Building Society, Lloyds TSB and Bradford & Bingley plc. Other clients include several of the firm’s corporate clients for whom finance and treasury work is undertaken.
He is recognised by independent commentators as one of the UK’s leading lawyers specialising in high-value social-housing finance, particularly the funding of local-authority large-scale voluntary stock transfers. Papworth and his team have completed in excess of £17bn of social-housing funding transactions.
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Are you ready? The Insurance Bill and the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010 may soon become law
The Insurance Bill, which makes potentially significant changes to the law relating to business insurance, was introduced into Parliament on 17 July 2014.
Corporate News: ICSA Registrars Group guidance on articles of association and dividend distributions; and more
Addleshaw Goddard has published the June 2014 edition of Corporate News.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Could Slater & Gordon achieve its stated aim of becoming a top consumer brand by acquiring Pannone?
The past five years have not been easy for Addleshaw Goddard. The firm’s revenue fell 7 per cent from £173.1m to £161.9m between 2008/09 and 2010/11 and despite finances looking up in 2011/12, when Addleshaws reported a 30 per cent increase in net profit, it has shown no notable compound growth in turnover since 2007/08.