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Rosling King

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


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)


Landmark Mortgages

Onesavings Bank

UK Acorn Finance

Sunley Group

Fleet Mortgages

Work highlights

  • Acted for Tatiana Golovina and MB&S in a high-profile multijurisdictional claim against United Company Rusal (the world’s second largest aluminium producer) for breach of confidence and unlawful means conspiracy.
  • Acted for WWRT in its high-value claim, brought under Ukrainian tort law against the former chairman of a Ukrainian bank and his ex-wife, in connection with non-performing loans advanced by the bank.
  • Acting for Tonstate Group Limited & others, as claimants, in a complex company dispute against a former chief executive, as a result of his alleged unlawful extraction of monies.

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. Consultant Simon Geoghegan is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Simon Geoghegan


‘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


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.

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Emma Anderson  photo Emma Anderson Emma is a South African qualified lawyer in our Disputes Resolution team,…
Avneet Baryan  photo Avneet Baryan Avneet is an Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group within the commercial,…
Ligia Bob  photo Ligia Bob Ligia is a Senior Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team, with…
Michelle Cunningham  photo Michelle Cunningham Michelle is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team, where she…
Ann Ebberson  photo 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…
Zoe Frazer  photo Zoe Frazer Zoe is an Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Team where she specialises…
Chris Gaunt  photo Chris Gaunt Chris is a Senior Associate in RK’s Real Estate Group. His clients…
Simon Geoghegan  photo Simon Geoghegan Simon is a partner in RK’s Real Estate Group and has broad…
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…
Martin Meredith  photo Martin Meredith Martin is a partner in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group. Dual qualified (England…
Lauren Pardoe  photo Lauren Pardoe Lauren is a Partner in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Group, where she…
Owen Rafferty photo Owen RaffertyOwen is RK’s senior partner, having joined the firm in 1980. He…
Stewart Reed  photo Stewart Reed Stewart is an Associate in Rosling King’s Real Estate Group. He has…
Kate Rigby  photo Kate Rigby Kate is a Senior Associate in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group with particular…
Francesca Robinson  photo Francesca Robinson Francesca is an Associate in Rosling King’s Dispute Resolution Team and has…
Kathryn Savage  photo Kathryn Savage Kathryn is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Kathryn has a…
Hannah Sharp photo Hannah SharpHannah is a partner in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group, specialising in financial…
Georgina Squire  photo Georgina Squire Georgina is the head of the Dispute Resolution Group at RK and…
Helen Thurkettle  photo Helen Thurkettle Helen Thurkettle is a partner in RK’s Dispute Resolution Group with 22…
Carolyn Tully  photo Carolyn Tully Carolyn is an Australian-qualified lawyer in our Dispute Resolution team who has…
Number of UK partners : 13
Number of other UK fee-earners : 70