Banking team praised for pandemic support for clients


The specialist banking team at Sintons has won praised for its breadth of expertise from Legal 500 2023, with special mention of how it “excelled” in its commitment to clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team is regarded as a key name in the marketplace, and is known for its real estate finance work and expertise in corporate refinancing transactions.

Legal 500 2023 praises its wide-ranging capability, as well as its capability in advising the healthcare, charity and agricultural sectors.

It wins particular praise for its support of clients during the pandemic, where many clients needed urgent support and intervention in light of the devastating impact on businesses.

The practice” has excelled throughout the pandemic in advising clients on CBILS and RLS facilities, repayment holidays and emergency overdraft facilities,” says Legal 500.

Head of department Jane Meikle – a “solutions driven lawyer with an excellent grasp of the detail” – is named as a next generation partner in recognition of her expertise in the sector.

She is “exceptionally hardworking, dedicated and consistently goes the ‘extra mile’ to deliver an excellent service,” quotes Legal 500.

“We are well known in the marketplace for our expertise in banking and are regularly instructed by major businesses and lenders. The team continues to grow and is attracting instructions from well beyond our native North East,” says Christopher Welch, managing partner of Sintons.

“This recognition of our commitment to delivering legal and client service excellence from Legal 500 is well-earned by Jane and her team, who do an excellent job in what can regularly be complex transactions against the tightest of timescales.

“Legal 500’s assessment of the contribution of the banking team during the COVID-19 pandemic is particularly pleasing. At a time which posed unprecedented challenges for business, our banking team stepped up to be by their sides, helping them to assess and access a range of options which helped them map out the road ahead during a time of such uncertainty.”


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