Richard Leeming > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Partner; acting for lenders on real estate finance transactions and fundings. Clients include DRC, HSBC, ICG, NatWest and Puma. Head of Financial Services Sector Group.


Trained Ashursts; qualified (England) 1993 and (Scotland) 2016; joined Burges Salmon 1994; partner 2000.


Attended University of Southampton (1988 History, Politics and Economics); College of Law, Chester (1989-91 CPE and LSF).


Leisure interests include rugby, running, cycling and Nordic skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

More than capable of dealing with the City giants‘, Bristol-based firm Burges Salmon LLP has a strong track record advising clearing banks and large listed corporates across a range of financings and is appreciated for the ‘knowledge and attention to detail in respect of complicated group banking arrangements’. As well as regularly advising banking clients, team head Richard Leeming also continues to pick up work for corporate clients of the firm, including National Express Plc, for which he has been particularly active of late advising with regard to various amendments to its revolving credit and bilateral facilities.

London > Real estate > Property finance

Burges Salmon LLP‘s ‘very experienced‘ real estate finance team operates from London and Bristol, predominantly acting for banks and, increasingly, alternative lenders in development and refinancing mandates. Practice co-head Paul Browne has substantial expertise in handling transactions involving hotels, student accommodation and healthcare facilities. Richard Leeming also leads the team and is active in representing clearing banks, investment banks, debt funds and private banks. Katie Allen and Sally Jupp are also of note.

South West > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Richard LeemingBurges Salmon LLP

Burges Salmon LLP has an impressive client portfolio comprising regional, national and international banks, financial institutions, corporates and funds. Core areas of expertise are real estate, and energy and finance but the team also advises in the healthcare and private equity space. Richard Leeming also regularly deals with securitisations; he leads the team, which also includes Graham Soar, who is ‘always on top of issues.’ Rachael Ruane has corporate finance know-how.