Firm Profile > RK > London, England

RK
10 OLD BAILEY
LONDON
EC4M 7NG
England

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 5

Currently fielding an all-female partner team, Rosling King LLP's dispute resolution department is particularly well known for disputes involving shareholders/partnerships, breaches of directors’ duties, breaches of contracts, negligence and mis-selling claims. Department head Georgina Squire is a former chair of the Law Society Litigation Committee. Helen Thurkettle regularly handles high-value commercial litigation. Lauren Pardoe focuses on company disputes. In 2020, Hannah Sharp was hired from Hogan Lovells International LLP, while Euan Palmer joined Greenwoods GRM.

Practice head(s):

Georgina Squire

Other key lawyers:

Helen Thurkettle; Lauren Pardoe; Hannah Sharp; Martin Meredith; Laura Matthews; Helen Pamely

Testimonials

The team punches well above its weight, and is equally matched to the big international/Magic Circle firms.

The people are bright, pleasant to work with and hard-working at all levels. I feel that there is a real drive to achieve the best results for the client.

The team has good relationships in the market and work closely with counsel, experts, funders and insurers to provide a seamless service to clients. Overall, I would trust the team at Rosling King to handle even the most complex, high-value commercial litigation, and would choose them over any of their bigger competitors.

The team at Rosling King is full of strong, talented lawyers, who are all hard-working and efficient, and strive hard to provide the best possible service to clients – very commercial and excellent at strategy.

Georgina Squire is highly knowledgeable, with sound judgement and first-rate client management skills. Georgina is extremely calm under pressure, and her depth of experience really inspires confidence – an outstanding lawyer, who I would instruct without hesitation on any kind of commercial litigation.

Georgina Squire provides first-class commercial litigation advice – she is extremely professional and someone you want in your corner. A standout star, and despite being the senior partner, she is fully involved in all the detail of cases – a very talented lawyer and strategist.

Lauren Pardoe is exceptional – very intelligent and hard-working, and always on top of the detail even though she is a partner.

Hannah Sharp is an excellent technical lawyer with an eye for detail, but also a strategic thinker, who always provides sound tactical and commercial advice. Hannah is very easy to work with and extremely responsive, and I trust her to get the best possible results for me.

Key clients

Capital Home Loans

Funding Circle

C&C Group

Amicus Finance (In Administration)

WWRT

Landmark Mortgages

Onesavings Bank

UK Acorn Finance

Sunley Group

Fleet Mortgages

Real estate > Property finance Tier 7

Rosling King LLP acts for both borrowers and lenders, including private banks, debt funds, commercial lenders, investors and developers. The firm's overseas connections also enable the team to successfully undertake cross-border mandates. The team is adept at handling the refinancing of residential, commercial and hotel properties. Jonathan Hyndman heads the finance side of the team while Simon Geoghegan leads the real estate side.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Hyndman; Simon Geoghegan

Testimonials

‘They work closely with us, manage the transactions efficiently and keep us updated. Where problems arise they give us options and recommendations.’

‘Rosling King has been a great additional to our panel. We work with very experienced lawyers at reasonable fee levels. The individuals we work with are very helpful, flexible and responsive.’

‘We have always valued the team’s collaborative and transparent approach. They are clear upfront about work and cost involved, and always work to find solutions to issues rather than provide boiler-plate advice. They also show consistency in the team allocated to provide the work versus the pitch process and always stick to their quote. If additional work is involved then they are upfront about why and work with us to find a solution.’

‘This really is a team with some depth. Lawyers at all levels have a good fundamental understanding of what the client is looking for. We have always been impressed that there seems to be an excellent team spirit among those we have engaged within RK.’

‘The team at Rosling King have an incredible attention to detail and are able to advise us on a number of complex transactions. Simon Geoghegan and his team continue to have a hands-on approach when instructed and provide peace of mind for me.’

‘Having worked with Rosling King for five years, I have found their approach to business collaborative and refreshing. They are incredibly adaptable, working on a number of key initiatives for us and allocating the appropriate skilled resource when needed, often at short notice with tight deadlines.’

‘Simon Geoghegan is a hands-on partner who leads from the front. He is only ever a short call away from being a sounding board for complex transactions. He is honest with turnaround times which makes our life a lot easier when it comes to managing client expectations.’

Key clients

Cynergy Bank

Ingenious Group

M7 – Tunstall Real Estate

Iesis Group/Regen Developments

Mizen Developments

Arbuthnot Latham

Handelsbanken

Alpha Bank

EFG Private Bank

Rosling King is a rapidly growing UK-based law firm specialising in serving the needs of financial institutions and the real estate, private equity and construction sectors.

The firm: Commerciality is at the heart of the firm’s advice and its lawyers have extensive experience of understanding clients’ objectives and commercial goals.

This expertise enables the firm to advise on commercial and corporate transactions, commercial and residential real estate acquisitions and disposals, commercial real estate finance, distressed debt and loan workouts, construction, restructuring and insolvency, and all forms of dispute resolution and insurance coverage issues.

From its offices in the City of London, the firm works across the UK and internationally and has links with law firms in over 100 cities around the world, enhancing its capability to handle global and cross-border transactions.

Types of work undertaken
Commercial: the firm’s lawyers advise many business sectors and have particular experience in relation to hotels and leisure, private equity, insurance, real estate and financial services, providing practical advice and assistance on contractual issues and commercial agreements across all trading activities.

Construction: the firm undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work, acting for developers, employers, banks, institutions, consultants, contractors, owners/occupiers, purchasers and tenants. It advises on inner-city, town-centre and out-of-town projects involving office, retail and/or residential developments, and provides practical advice on procurement strategies.

Corporate: the firm offers significant experience and expertise in mergers, acquisitions and disposals and advises on transactions across all sectors. Shareholder and partnership agreements, joint ventures, share schemes, MBOs, reconstructions and reorganisations, share buybacks and all general company matters are dealt with by the corporate group, which has a particular understanding of the private equity and real estate sectors and a wealth of experience in advising on corporate real estate transactions.

Dispute resolution: the firm has a highly motivated and dynamic team of lawyers, expert in all forms of dispute management involving banking and financial services, insurance/reinsurance, professional negligence, consumer credit, engineering and construction, fraud, insolvency, debt recovery, employment, sale of goods, defamation and personal injury.

Finance: a detailed understanding of the marketplace equips the firm’s lawyers to advise UK and international banks, debt funds and private equity houses, corporate clients and investors. The firm handles all forms of loan and security documentation, senior and mezzanine finance, warehouse financing, syndication and participation, asset finance and project finance, with particular expertise in transactions involving the sale and purchase of residential and commercial mortgage assets. The firm also advises a range of participants in CMBS and RMBS transactions, from investors and arrangers to servicers and special servicers.

Insurance: the firm has advised participants in the London insurance market for more than 25 years. It advises on coverage issues, claims handling, policy drafting and all other aspects of insurance and reinsurance law. The firm also deals with all forms of professional indemnity claims, construction claims, financial lines claims, engineering, manufacturing, property damage and business interruption claims, as well as all forms of casualty claims.

Real estate: the firm advises on all stages, from acquisition to development, planning to construction, and leasing, financing and tax to final exit strategies. It also advises borrowers and lenders on real estate finance and corporate structuring and handles residential and commercial property transactions comprising development projects, portfolio acquisition, investment and disposals, planning and environmental issues, insurance, social housing, insolvency, and landlord and tenant matters.

Restructuring and insolvency: contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters are dealt with on behalf of lenders, investors, creditors, accountants, insolvency practitioners and other corporate clients. The firm advises on reorganisations and group reconstructions, asset sales of insolvent companies, administrations, LPA receiverships, voluntary arrangements, liquidations, issues surrounding directors’ disqualification proceedings, insolvency litigation, debt recovery and enforcement.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Owen Rafferty
Photo Name Position Profile
 Avneet Baryan  photo Avneet Baryan Avneet is an Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group within the commercial,…
 Susanna Caulfield  photo Susanna Caulfield Susanna is a senior associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group. She…
 Elinor Clifford  photo Elinor Clifford Elinor is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team and has…
 Michelle Cunningham  photo Michelle Cunningham Michelle is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team, where she…
Ms Ann Ebberson  photo Ms Ann Ebberson Ann is a partner in RK’s Real Estate Group and advises on…
 Alexander Edwards  photo Alexander Edwards Alex acts for a variety of clients in connection with a range…
 Kirsty Evans  photo Kirsty Evans Kirsty is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group, acting for…
 Neil Flynn  photo Neil Flynn Neil is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group, acting for…
 Zoe Frazer  photo Zoe Frazer Zoe is an Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Team where she specialises…
 Simon Geoghegan  photo Simon Geoghegan Simon is a partner in RK’s Real Estate Group and has broad…
 Jonathan Hyndman  photo Jonathan Hyndman Jonathan operates a varied practice, advising lenders, financial institutions, sponsors, servicers and…
 Asees Johar  photo Asees Johar Asees is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, with experience advising…
 Jacqueline Kendal  photo Jacqueline Kendal Jacqueline has a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and…
 James Kidd  photo James Kidd James is an Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group, advising corporate clients…
 Aleksandra Kulicka  photo Aleksandra Kulicka Aleksandra is an associate in the firm’s Real Estate Group with broad…
 Peter Lewis  photo Peter Lewis Peter is a partner in RK’s Real Estate Group. He has extensive…
 Laura Matthews  photo Laura Matthews Laura is a Senior Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group. Laura has…
 Luke Mcgrath  photo Luke Mcgrath Luke is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team and has…
 Helen Pamely  photo Helen Pamely Helen is a Senior Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group, and has…
 Lauren Pardoe  photo Lauren Pardoe Lauren is a Partner in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Group, where she…
Mr Alexander Pelopidas  photo Mr Alexander Pelopidas Alexander provides advice to a variety of clients in the private and…
 Camilla Pratt  photo Camilla Pratt Camilla is a Senior Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group, where she…
 Owen Rafferty photo Owen Rafferty Owen is RK’s senior partner, having joined the firm in 1980. He…
 Kate Rigby  photo Kate Rigby Kate is a Senior Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group with particular…
 Kathryn Savage  photo Kathryn Savage Kathryn is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Kathryn has a…
 Joseph Slack  photo Joseph Slack Joe acts for a wide range of corporate, finance and commercial clients.…
Ms Georgina Squire  photo Ms Georgina Squire Georgina is the head of the Dispute Resolution Group at RK and…
 Hannah Stumpe  photo Hannah Stumpe Hannah acts for a range of corporate clients in connection with finance…
 Sharon Tay  photo Sharon Tay Sharon is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution team with experience…
 Helen Thurkettle  photo Helen Thurkettle Helen Thurkettle is a partner in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group with 22…
Mr James Walton  photo Mr James Walton James is a partner in RK’s Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring Groups. With…
 Zoe Wigan  photo Zoe Wigan Zoe Wigan has over twenty years’ experience practising as an employment lawyer…
Number of UK partners : 13
Number of other UK fee-earners : 70