William Roles > Mills & Reeve LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Reeve LLP
BOTANIC HOUSE
100 HILLS ROAD
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1PH
England

Work Department

Banking.

Position

Partner and head of banking and finance, advising lenders and borrowers on debt finance including acquisition finance, securitisation and trade and asset finance.

Career

Trained Steggles Palmer; solicitor Wildes 1997-99; solicitor Eversheds 1999-2004; partner and head of banking and finance Mills & Reeve 2004.

Education

Ardingly; Reading University (1991 BA Hons History and Politics).

Leisure

Chelsea FC, golf, rugby union and family.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

William RolesMills & Reeve LLP

Mills & Reeve LLP is praised for providing ‘the benefit of good lawyers without London prices or arrogance‘. The firm’s national banking and finance practice includes a highly regarded real estate finance team that handles complex and high-value transactions across the UK. The firm acts for large corporate borrowers and major universities in their funding activities, as well as advising banks such as HSBC. Corporate and acquisition finance partner William Roles leads the practice from Cambridge, where not-for-profit finance specialist Sarah Seed and real estate finance partner Laura Holdaway are pivotal figures in the practice. Zak Virgin in Norwich is the key contact for asset-based lending. Cambridge-based principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard also specialise in banking and finance.