Acting for both banks and borrowers our Banking Team has a wealth of experience in all banking matters and have established an enviable reputation for providing tenacious, pragmatic and cost effective advice.

We have been a panel firm for a number of major banks, invoice discounters and commercial lenders for many years, as well as acting for businesses large and small. We also provide the full range of banking advice to our corporate clients, including loan facilities, asset-backed lending and related security.

Drawing on over 40 years combined experience of acting for institutional lenders and borrowers we are able to understand our clients requirements and approaches in accordance with the latest market practices on transaction.

Our service is partner-led and focused on the key issues so that we provide cost-effective advice but appropriate risk management.

We can help you

  • With advice on a loan agreement
  • With advice on an invoice discounting facility
  • With advice on a mortgage or charge
  • With advice on a personal guarantee
  • With advice on a lease or hire-purchase agreement


Jeremy Parkin

Partner, Corporate

Rick Smyth

Partner, Corporate

Tim Coplestone

Partner, Real Estate

Mark Hodgson

Partner, Real Estate

Andrew Watts

Partner, Real Estate

Mike Linford

Senior Associate, Corporate

What our clients say

  • The Wilkes Team worked collectively to provide us with expert advice. They were flexible in adapting to a number of changes, which helped to contribute to the successful completion of the deal.

    - Tom Queenan, Corporate Banking Manager, Handelsbanken