Hugh is a Partner in our banking group.

He has been acting for financial institutions for more than twenty years, and is recognised by the legal directories as one of the leading banking lawyers in the South East. He has advised on a whole range of corporate finance and banking matters, with a particular emphasis on acquisition finance.

Hugh’s clients are banks, public and private companies from the UK and abroad, and private equity funds. Besides his banking and corporate clients, he also regularly acts for the private equity fund Growth Capital, amongst others. He divides his time between our Thames Valley and London offices. Hugh qualified in 1989 and was a partner at a previous firm before he joined Osborne Clarke as a Partner in 1999.

Lloyds Bank

Advised on the international financing and MBO of a major travel business.

Lloyds Bank

Advised on senior debt funding of the merger of two data storage companies.

Lloyds TSB

Advised on a syndicated loan facility for SLR Management Limited.


Advised on the financing of a UK listed building services company.


Acted in relation to amended credit facilities.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Advised on the re-financing of a care home and school business, including advice on sponsor negotiations and specific regulatory and licensing issues.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Restatement of £190m facilities to UK listed corporate.

Barclays Bank

Acted in connection with the provision of a £42m loan to Millgate Homes.

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds

Advised on amended credit facilities

Lloyds TSB and HSBC

Advised on credit facilities and an acquisition line for future expansion of the group

Royal Bank of Scotland

Advised in relation to the new facilities and the acquisition

Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank

Advised on credit facilities for sponsored financing of Group, large estate/letting agency

A group of major banks

Advised on credit facilities for sponsored financing of a major UK office catering business

Lloyds Bank

Advised as senior debt provider

Lloyds Bank

Advised on the refinancing of a listed business


Provided senior debt for the management buyout of the Adapt Group and funding for subsequent acquisition

Barclays Bank

Advised on complex refinancing and real estate


Provided this major global telematics company with general corporate and AIM advice