Knights, one of the UK's fastest growing legal and professional services businesses, is pleased to announce the launch of its Debt Advisory services, making it the first UK legal services business to establish a specialist debt advisory offering.

Knights’ specialist debt advisers act independently from lenders, offering clients a unique proposition whereby they can receive both debt and legal advice from one trusted business, providing seamless integration, efficiency throughout the process and cost benefits to the borrower.

The team comprises senior corporate bankers and debt advisory specialists, with experience of corporate banking and an extensive knowledge of the debt market, together with debt finance lawyers who have operated at the top end of the market for many years.  The team is bolstered with the additions of Tony Dean, a senior corporate banker who has over 30 years’ experience working at RBS, HSBC and Santander and Jonathan Edwards, one of the top corporate banking lawyers in the North West.

Tony Dean, Partner, commented:

“The demand for debt advice is growing significantly across the UK in light of the complexity of the debt market.  With the increasing presence of challenger banks and debt funds with capital to deploy, there is increasing competition with clearing banks who are also looking to grow their balance sheets.  Following the withdrawal of the various Government schemes to support businesses through the lockdown, there are many businesses who require specialist advice to structure their debt to meet the challenges of the post-pandemic economy.

“Our unique proposition combines expertise in legal and debt advice, providing effective and efficient solutions to companies facing a unique combination of threats and challenges.”

David Beech, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“Following the successful launch of our Tax Advisory offering earlier this year, we are delighted to further broaden our professional services for corporate clients and become the first legal services business to offer specialist debt advice.

“With our focus on providing excellent client service, there is a significant opportunity for us to expand the deep, trusted relationships we have developed with a number of clients which are seeking integrated expertise.”