Social Housing

Louise Duffy

Partner and Head of Banking

23 years qualified Louise Duffy Top Ranked 2016 Logo

When Louise joined Muckle in 2006 she was struck by the firm’s business-like approach and the fact that there is a very clear sense of purpose and ambition. These were qualities which resonated with Louise who specialises in finance transactions, property finance, debt restructuring, refinancing, guarantees, security and complex priority issues. She has a broad knowledge of many sectors including acting for lenders and borrowers with the registered provider sector and because she acts for both lenders and borrowers, she is able to adapt her approach to reach the best outcome for the client.

Louise has acted for a large registered provider in various funding transactions, including a band placement and a recent project to raise a total of £250 million from three lenders. This involved advising on the terms of the loan facility agreements and charging a large number of properties as securely.

Louise has received excellent client feedback in Chambers & Partners 2015, which stated that she “gives sound and balanced advice, always looks for a practical way of doing things to make deals happen and possesses excellent knowledge.” She is widely admired for her expertise in debt restructuring, refinancing and general transnational finance advice. Louise was awarded Finance Individual (outside London) of the year at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019 in recognition of her technical expertise and her commercial approach.

As well as getting great client reviews, Louise also likes to get lots of fresh air, enjoying our Northumberland coastline and the Lake District. Combining her predilection for keeping fit with her love of the arts, Louise has been involved with the performing arts, particularly dance and choirs, for many years. Indeed, she has been a national dance champion. Also in between all that, she enjoys travelling and photography.

Louise Duffy