Bank North is a Manchester-based challenger bank providing bespoke, competitive finance for the UK’s SMEs. Bank North uses a decentralized model to deliver finance that is tailored for each customer.
JMW will primarily be involved in the finalization of the legal aspects for each lending transaction.
Helen Johnston, partner in The Banking and Finance team at JMW, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the panel of Bank North. As a truly regional bank that is able to deliver finance at pace, we look forward to working with them as they expand across the UK.”
Becky Owen at Bank North, said: “Helen and the JMW Real Estate finance team has a proven track record in the market, combining both technical and commercially astute advice. Serving a market where regional expertise is a key attribute of our proposition, we are keen to ensure our partners are able to support our seamlessly-integrated, cloud-native banking platform. We are delighted to welcome JMW as part of our legal panel.”
Helen Johnston is based in JMW’s London office, where the firm has enjoyed a sustained period of growth despite challenging market conditions. JMW Solicitors is ranked 70 in The Lawyer’s “UK 200: The Top 100” for 2021, moving up four places. The listing confirms that JMW posted the largest organic growth in the 51-100 tier, increasing revenues from £47.6m in 2020 to £53.2m this year, a 12% increase. The London office contributed £5.1m to that growth.
JMW Solicitors LLP has been ranked number 50 in 2021 The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies’ to work for in 2021 and ranked 4th Best to Work For in the Legal Sector.