Simon Prendergast > Addleshaw Goddard > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard
M2 3DE

Work Department



Simon is a partner in the finance and projects division, specialising in asset based lending and receivables financing. Simon advises a range of bank owned and independent ABLs in relation to all types of asset based lending and receivables finance transactions, including syndicated ABL facilities, off balance sheet receivables purchase facilities and supply chain finance. His clients include RBS Invoice Finance, HSBC Invoice Finance, Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance, Barclays Bank, PNC Business Credit and Leumi ABL.


Trained Cameron Markby Hewitt; qualified 1994; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2013.


Law Society.


Hulme Grammar School, Oldham (1987); Oxford University (1990); College of Law, Chester (1992).


Walking, football.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Asset based lending

(Leading individuals)

Simon PrendergastAddleshaw Goddard

Led from London by ‘recognised industry leader’ Mike Davison  and enhanced by real strength-in-depth across its regional offices (including Manchester, Leeds and Edinburgh), Addleshaw Goddard provides ‘great industry and product knowledge‘ to a lender-focused client base. Benefiting from an ‘in-depth knowledge of the market’, Davison himself is perhaps the most versatile practitioner in the team and as well as his financing expertise is also regularly sought out by funders to advise on bringing new products to market, as well as on their strategic corporate transactions in the space (including his advice to E Capital Corporation on its entry into the UK market through its acquisition of Advantedge Commercial Finance). Very well acquainted with Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation, Manchester-based partner Simon Prendergast is particularly effective advising UK clearing banks on their asset based lending (ABL)/receivables financings and has also been at the forefront of the development of receivables and ABL products in relation to the UK unitranche market. Appreciated for her ‘attention-to-detail and business acumenManchester-based associate Lauren Priest-Stephens is well regarded by bank and and non-bank lender clients.

North West > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Simon PrendergastAddleshaw Goddard

Praised for its ‘expert knowledge of the market’, the team at Addleshaw Goddard stands out for its array of in-depth specialisms; it acts nationally and internationally for high-profile lenders and borrowers. Practice head Martin O’Shea draws on over two decades of experience in the local market and Andrew Maskill leads the asset finance group, while Simon Prendergast advises on high-profile asset-based lending transactions. Richard Oman, who focuses on corporate lending and leveraged acquisition finance work, is another key name in the team, as is experienced associate Ben Edwards and Katie Ridehalgh, who specialises in real estate finance mandates. Legal director Sarah Jay joined the team from Pinsent Masons LLP in early 2021.