Highly experienced banking and finance lawyer, Richard Papworth, joins gunnercooke’s banking and finance team as a senior ambassador to support the significant expansion of their banking relationships. He will be predominantly focusing on client development and relationships management.
Whilst at Addleshaw Goddard, Richard held client relationship partner for some very large cross firm client relationships. He is also very well-known and highly regarded for his work in social housing finance.
He has previously been ranked by Legal 500 and Chambers directories as the leading Social Housing Finance Lawyer acting for funders in the UK and also as a highly rated UK Banking and Finance and Real Estate Finance Lawyer.
In 2015 Richard retired from Addleshaw Goddard, where he was for many years head of Banking and Finance nationally and Divisional Managing Partner. He has decided to join gunnercooke based on his existing relationships with the banking team and the draw of offering legal services in a different way.
Richard’s success over the years has been built on caring about the way he does business, his clients, his team and the communities in which he has operated.
Richard said: “I have been keenly following gunnercooke’s expansion and decided that the opportunity to work alongside the banking team, a number of whom I have worked with previously and have great respect for, was too good to pass up on. Throughout my career I’ve focused on strong client relationships and it’s fantastic to join a model that has this same core value. I am genuinely excited by the prospect.”
Anna Beaumont our CEO said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard to our team. He highlights what gunnercooke is all about – a senior trusted advisor with a passion for client service. The fact that we have been able to attract him is testament to the growing strength of both our firm-wide and banking brand. Our banking practice has more than doubled in size over the last 12 months, and we believe it to be one of the strongest offerings in the UK market.”
Richard will be based from gunnercooke’s offices across Manchester and London.