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Philip Dine

Legal Director

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Philip is a real estate finance lawyer in Clarion’s banking team. He has broad sector experience acting for both funders and borrowers, with a key focus on financing commercial property portfolios and in development finance transactions. He also has considerable experience in the private rented sector.

Some of Philip’s notable experience includes:

  • Acting in the re-finance of a portfolio of 1,500 units on a single tranche facility
  • Acting on multiple development finance transactions, from single tenant forward funds to multi-let self-build programmes
  • Advising several funders on process changes to improve ‘time to cash’

“I really enjoy the work I do and this translates into a real commitment to getting the job done, whichever side of the fence I am on and whatever type of transaction I am handling. I approach all transactions in the same way – pragmatically and with an open mind and an enthusiasm to make the deal work (often assisting clients to structure transactions before heads of terms stage). I pride myself on my technical ability and regularly advise in-house legal teams on process improvements and on legal issues associated with taking security.

Whilst I have considerable experience in real estate finance, I also regularly act for asset based lenders and invoice discounters, which means that I am able to handle all the financing needs of a client.”

Career Path

1998 Sheffield University, LLB

2002 Northumbria University, Legal Practice Course

2003 Joined McKeags Law Firm, Newcastle upon Tyne

2006 Qualified into commercial property team at McKeags Law Firm

2013 Joined Addleshaw Goddard LLP as Associate

2014 Promoted to Managing Associate

2017 Joined Clarion as Legal Director