Richard Gibbard, Professional Support Lawyer
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.