Mike Tomlin > Thrings LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Thrings LLP
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Work Department

Company commercial.


Head of Banking & Finance and partner in the company commercial department. Specialises in acting for lender or borrower in relation to secured lending, investment and acquisition finance. Recent deal highlight is the £75m investment (acting for TrueSpeed) by the Aviva group into rural broadband operator TrueSpeed Communications Limited.


Trained Thrings LLP; qualified 2005; partner 2013.


English, German.


West Buckland School; University of the West of England, Bristol (German and Law, 2(1) (Hons) 2001).


Live music, guitar.

Lawyer Rankings

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

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Mike TomlinThrings LLP

Thrings LLP advises both lenders and borrowers on matters such as equity investments and general commercial lending. Mike Tomlin is the key contact leading the practice from Bristol and sports a particular specialism in the telecommunication sector. The firm also has a focus on the health and care sectors, and is regularly sought out by lenders in this field.

South West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Thrings LLP is instructed on a range of corporate transactions, including M&A deals, joint ventures and investments. The firm’s corporate practice is split between its Swindon office, where John Davies heads the overall team, and Bristol, where Elaine Meyrick serves as practice head. In 2021, Meyrick and John Richardson handled work including advising private equity portfolio companies on transactions as well as the establishment of employee benefit trusts. Head of banking Mike Tomlin is another name to note and advises on corporate transactions and financings.