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Richard Gibbard, Professional Support Lawyer

Richard Gibbard, Professional Support Lawyer, Fieldfisher

I am a professional support lawyer (PSL) in the Financial Markets and Products team at Fieldfisher.

I have over 13 years' experience in secured and unsecured lending, focusing on real estate finance. As a transactional lawyer I advised banks, funds and private equity investors as well as corporate borrowers on a range of loan finance transactions. I have both private practice and in-house banking experience in the UK and Australia.

More recently I have been a professional support lawyer with responsibility for identifying technical and commercial developments relevant to finance lawyers generally and providing information and commentary both internally and to clients.

I also produce and update precedent documents and organise and present training and am a member of the consultation board for Practical Law Finance.

Outside of the office I have somewhat disparate interests in a range of  sports and garden design.