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London: Real estate

Property finance
Property finance - ranked: tier 7

Rosling King LLP

Rosling King LLP acts for a range of lenders, including high-street and private banks and debt funds, while on the borrower side it predominantly acts for developers. The team specialises in development finance, and regularly handles matters involving commercial and residential real estate portfolios; it also advises on acquisition finance, loan portfolio and debt trading transactions, and restructuring. James Walton and Simon Geoghegan jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):James Walton; Simon Geoghegan


'Rosling King is an extremely efficient and friendly firm. The team goes above and beyond and always endeavours to find a solution rather than present the client with a problem'.

'The partners at the firm are approachable and friendly. In addition, they are always contactable and up to speed with every case. They have the ability to talk legal in a way the client understands. They act with integrity and professionalism at all times whilst making you feel at ease'.

'The Rosling King team is technically extremely knowledgeable with an equally impressive work ethic. Its expertise in the field of property law is unparalleled, which makes it the "go-to" firm for any complex transaction'.

'Simon Geoghegan leads the client technically and diligently'.

'The team is always very polite and very willing to discuss any issues'.

'The individuals are always available, which in a law firm is hugely beneficial.  Beyond that they are always willing to help and provide various options'.

'The Rosling King team is friendly, efficient and extremely professional'.

'Out of all the law firms I have used, I can say that Rosling King stands out as being by far the best in terms of service, accessibility and professionalism'.

'The team is knowledgeable, pragmatic and adds value'.

'Rosling King provide a seamless, first-rate service to clients and consistently demonstrates a high level of expertise on all matters relating to residential, commercial and development finance transactions'.

'Rosling King's partners proactively engage with their clients, and have an excellent communication line throughout the team'.

'Rosling King provides an excellent personalised service, which is tailored to our needs. The team is commercial, pragmatic and makes the effort to get under the skin of our structure to understand [how] to best achieve the outcome we are working towards'.

'Working with Simon Geoghegan is very reassuring. His knowledge of the London real estate market is excellent'.

'The firm takes a very holistic approach to property due diligence in that it is able to provide simple explanations of complex transactions'.

'The practice demonstrates an exceptional understanding of property law. Issues are identified at an early stage of the process and the team's pragmatic and commercial approach assists with meeting deadlines in a timely manner'.

'The quality of the service is very high, with excellent attention to detail, and matters are addressed very promptly'.

'The team is technically astute and really understands the client's needs and business. They are extremely personable people to do business with and very responsive'.

'James Walton is keen to help, very practical and experienced'.

'The team is always available and visible, and very efficient and prompt with replies and communication updates'.

'I have dealt with James Walton and Simon Geoghegan for over 20 years. That should speak volumes of the quality of their work and the highest regard I have for them and the firm'.

'We enjoy working with Rosling King because we feel that we receive an excellent service on a par with many leading City law firms, but with a much more personable approach and greater level of consistency. We have found Rosling King to have excellent attention to detail and to provide clear, practicable advice'.

'Rosling King has a passionate team of real estate professionals, with a wealth of knowledge and experience across sectors of finance and commercial property'.

'The individuals are approachable, commercial and fully understanding of their client's requirements. A personal approach allows easy interaction and quick turnaround'.

'Simon Geoghegan stands out for his commitment and dedication'.

'Within the mid-market practices, Rosling King is definitely the most prominent for offering first-class service from knowledgeable solicitors'.

Key Clients

Cynergy Bank (formerly Bank of Cyprus)

Ingenious Group

Iesis Group/Rengen Developments

J. Coffey Construction

Mizen Group of Companies

Sunley Homes

Arbuthnot Latham


Alpha Bank

Mount Street

Commercial Acceptances (division of Close Brothers)

EFG Private Bank

Clearwell Capital

Earlsfort Capital Partners

Tyburn Lane Private Equity

Coronado Developments

United Trust Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising EFG Private Bank on a loan on its funding of the share purchase of a propco, which owns a new-build mixed-use site in London.
  • Advising Bank of Cyprus UK (now Cynergy Bank) on the refinancing of an existing facility with security being taken over two public houses.
  • Advising Bulphan Developments on the refinance of existing debt and to fund the development of residential houses.
  • Advising Mizen (Wimbledon Park) on its purchase of and loan over a development site in south London.
  • Advising EFG Private Bank on a loan facility to assist with an equity release and the development of a property in north-west London.

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