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Stuart Allen

Partner - Head of Property Finance, Winchester

My experience

I am a partner and head up the Property Finance team. I have extensive experience and expertise acting for all manner of high street, specialist property sector and private lenders in the property finance market.

Having trained with the firm after a prior career in banking, I also bring a commercial perspective to this important part of the firm’s overall property strength.

In addition to the above, I look after the firm’s Winchester office, day to day.

How I’ve helped our clients

Stuart Allen has an incredible knowledge of the specialist market and his job. His team is an asset to the industry; highly motivated and knowledgeable staff that will go out of their way to help and support.

Legal 500 - 2022 Edition

As a lender, InterBay Commercial finds using Stuart Allen and the team at Paris Smith LLP refreshing and a delight to deal with. The team takes a real proactive, positive approach to all of our cases as the lawyers acting on behalf of the lender. Their experience and knowledge of commercial and residential property has proven invaluable to us and we often turn to them for specialist property advice safe in the knowledge that we will receive a swift, professional, well informed response. Quality and speed of service is key to the success of InterBay and our proposition and Paris Smith always deliver to our expectations and beyond. As a leading large legal firm on the south coast we are delighted that Paris Smith LLP are a professional partner helping InterBay in being a first class, successful lender.

Mark Parrett, Director & Head of Lending Operations - Interbay Commercial

Stuart is a highly professional and skilled solicitor whom we have used for over 10 years. His particular attribute is understanding the needs of the clients to achieve the desired outcome within the time-scales set.

John Gornall, Branch Manager - Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ)

Paris Smith have been a Panel Solicitor of InterBay Commercial for 13 years. Given the complex, specialist nature of our lending, there have been many transactions where Liam’s advice and expertise has been sought. Liam is professional, knowledgeable and very thorough and I know I can trust him to provide sensible, accurate and practical advice. He is commercially minded and proactive in finding a way to get a transaction done within the desired timeframe, often going beyond expectations.

Mark Parrett, Director & Head of Lending Operations - Interbay

Liam is helpful, available and nothing is ever too much trouble and he aims to provide solutions that are sensible to both the borrower and lender. Liam and Paris Smith have formed a great partnership with PCF Bank Ltd and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services to anyone and I often do. Without the assistance of Paris Smith the success of the PCF Bank bridging position would not have been as successful as it has been.

Colin Stevens, Head of Bridging Finance - PCF Bank
PCF Bank

Paris Smith are a great support for me and the business I work for. Stuart Allen, Ed Power & Rachel Busby stick out a key contacts but all the staff are so approachable. They assist me and my team during complex matters and I would 100% recommend them for all matters. I have personally used them for my own purchase and will writing.

JH - Financial Institution