Get expert, commercial focused legal advice

From modest portfolios to ambitious developments, commercial property finance is the lifeblood of many successful property developments. At Smith Partnership, our experienced commercial property solicitors regularly advise developers, lenders and investors on every aspect of secured lending as well as property finance as a whole.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

Property Financing & Secured Lending Services

Our legal team works with clients across the entire property chain, offering expert advice that helps you achieve your commercial goals. The areas we advise on include:

  • Development funding in all its aspects
  • Acquisition funding
  • The refinance of commercial and residential property
  • Providing borrowers with an overview of commercial lending
  • Advising on the structuring of transactions

To enquire about any of the services listed above, or to learn more about any other aspect of property finance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Who Do We Act For?

Commercial property finance is often relevant to the financial interests of numerous parties. At Smith Partnership, our in-depth understanding of the commercial property sector means we offer expert legal assistance to lenders and borrowers alike.

Enlisting a legal expert can go a long way in helping lenders safeguard their investment. As such, we assist lenders in conducting appropriate searches, examining titles, raising enquiries, preparing legal documentation and negotiating terms with the borrower.

The Smith Partnership team also advises borrowers on the legal implications of their loan, advising them on the risks associated with securing a loan against property. In addition, we can also advise borrowers on all relevant legal documentation as well as take part in negotiations with lenders.

Our Experience

Having acted on a wide range of notable commercial property developments, Smith Partnership draws on many years of practical experience in support of your project. Examples of our recent work include involvement in high-value developments such as the Derby Telegraph Building, the Rosehill Business Centre (RBC) and the Derby Silk Mill. 

Legal 500 Recognition

Our firm enjoys an extensive track record dealing with commercial property matters of all kinds. As such, our commercial property team is noted in the Legal 500 – the independent guide to the UK’s top law firms. In it, the team is described as follows: 

The ‘highly professional’ Smith Partnership offers ‘excellent business acumen’ and ‘great depth of expertise’. 

Key figures include practice head Jason Wood, who has particular expertise in the healthcare sector. The group's expertise covers acquisitions and disposals, property finance and development work, landlord and tenant instructions and corporate support work. 

Legal 500 2022

Our Approach

The legal aspects of property finance can be complex, but we focus on providing jargon-free legal advice characterised by its commercial focus.  

Whether you are a property investor, lender, borrower, developer or anything else, we understand that value for money is a guiding principle in all manner of commercial developments. For that reason, we offer personalised legal support that takes account of the unique challenges that matter to you. Our team of legal experts provide dedicated services throughout the East Midlands, from offices based in Derby, Leicester, Burton Upon Trent, Swadlincote and Stoke-on-Trent.

Contact our team today

To find out how our expert team of solicitors can help you, contact us today on 0330 123 1229, send us an email via or complete our contact form.