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Eleanor James

Eleanor James

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ Manchester

Described as "an excellent problem solver with a growing reputation", and recognised as a next generation lawyer / lawyer to watch in the Social Housing Finance categories of the 2018 editions of The Legal 500 and Chambers, Eleanor has a particular specialism in capital markets issues for social housing providers, acting on listed bond issues and US and UK private placements.

Working in the social housing finance sector for over 10 years, Eleanor advises housing providers on all aspects of their loan, hedging and security portfolios. She is often called upon to provide strategic advice in relation to funding and treasury matters connected with mergers and group reorganisations. She writes regularly for Social Housing Magazine.

Eleanor's practice also includes a wider range of real estate finance transactions supporting sponsors and developers with investment and development projects. She advises on real estate acquisition, inward investment and development finance transactions, corporate acquisitions and intragroup lending.

"Eleanor James has a growing presence in the social housing finance sphere. She acts for borrowers on a range of financing issues. Sources enthuse that she is "very practical and proactive" and "really helpful." Chambers UK 2018