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The Hamilton Associates is an expert commercial law firm with 40 partners and over 50 lawyers. Over the past 20 years, we have established a strong reputation for the work we do in the insurance, commercial and banking sectors.

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Monday – Thursday

8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Saturday – Sunday

8:00 am – 10:00 pm

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We try to make the world a secure and better place to live.

The ordinance expands, as do clients’ projections of the firm they choose to represent them. Recognizing the often-held perception of lawful services being expensive and exclusive, The Hamilton Associates continue to tread a very different track.

The Hamilton Associates is an expert commercial law firm with 40 partners and over 50 lawyers. Over the past 20 years, we have established a strong reputation for the work we do in the insurance, commercial and banking sectors.


We are proud to serve on the panel of two of the four major banks, as well as a major second-tier bank and other specialized lenders. Recent matters we have been involved in for Lenders and Security Holders include:

Corporate Lending

Acted for statutory lender in relation to secured loans it provides to UK exporters.
Acted for lenders providing short-term secured loans.

Asset acquisition / Property development finance

Acted for a secured creditor in relation to presale contracts and consents to lease/easement in connection with large residential and commercial developments.

Informal workouts / Inter creditor and forbearance arrangements

Acted for statutory lender in relation to priority arrangements where it is either the senior or junior secured creditor.

Debt sales / Distressed lending and trading

Acted for the purchaser in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of distressed loans (50+ loans in the portfolio) and then assisted the purchasers with the administration and management of that portfolio in order to realize the value of the loans.
Acted for the purchasers in relation to the acquisition of 4 distressed property finance loans.
Act generally for the assignors and assignee of debt acquired and sold under the Loan Market Association standard terms for par and distressed trades.


Act regularly for secured creditors as a proxy at meetings of creditors.
Assisted a secured lender in settling its contribution to a draft Deed of Company Arrangement which ensured the debtor’s large retail business was able to continue to operate for the benefit of both the secured creditor and to fund the Deed.


Acted for the receivers of a large supermarket group both in connection with their appointment and in settlement of the secured creditor’s debt.

Liquidation and Bankruptcy

Acted for a secured lender to reinstate a corporate borrower, where the secured asset, being real property, had vested in ASIC on deregistration.
Assisted a secured lender in a sale of real property where the secured property had vested in the State of New South Wales as a result of being disclaimed in bankruptcy.

Insolvency-related advice and litigation

Provided support and advice to a lender concerning the restructuring of a complex business partnership and personal insolvency agreement entered into by a client.
Acted for a creditor in a successful application in the Federal Magistrates Court to set aside a personal insolvency agreement (held not to be in the interests of creditors).
Successful defense for a lender, of a claim to set aside the lender’s equitable mortgage.
Acting for a lender client in a successful application to rectify the priority of its security.

The Hamilton Associates
Practice Areas
Our center of attention is on being approachable, forthcoming, and offering high levels of specialist expertise.
Banking and Finance
Our approach is simple: whether we are acting for a lender or a borrower, our job is to steer your transaction to completion as efficiently as possible. To achieve this, we are:

Flexible. And not just in making ourselves available when it suits you. We can also discuss different approaches to how we deliver our services and charge our fees.
Efficient. We focus on the issues that matter to you and staff each matter with the appropriate resources.
Effective. Our banking team has a broad experience in all types of transactions, acting for borrowers and lenders. Most of us have spent time on secondment with clients, so we understand what matters to our clients.
Innovative. In both structuring solutions and providing technical advice.
Basically, we are easy to work with; we offer advice that is practical and easy to understand and deliver maximum commercial results with minimum fuss.
We advise many of the UK’s most successful financial institutions. Our strong reputation in insurance and financial services is due to the strength of the long-term partnerships we have formed with these market-leading organizations.

We are a finalist in the 2019 English Insurance Industry Awards in the category of Professional Services Firm of the Year. We were again a finalist in the 2019 European Law Awards in the category of Insurance Specialist Firm of the Year, and in 2013 we were selected by clients to be the winner of the International Law Office Award for Insurance and Re-insurance in the UK.

We are recognized in the 12th Edition of the 2020 Best Lawyers in the UK in the practice area of Insurance Law. This year marks our sixth year of recognition in this publication.

The value proposition that backs our reputation is based upon unrivaled access to leading technical experts in the field who think clearly, respond commercially, and are accountable for outcomes.

We have the capability to work with financial institutions from end to end, adding value at each stage of the product cycle; from product advice, transactions, and regulatory problem solving, to claims advice, dispute resolution, and litigation.

Scholarships - giving back to the industry

The Hamilton associates support both the life and general insurance industries through two highly regarded scholarships.

These are designed to not only foster robust debate on emerging trends and issues, but also provide networking and career development opportunities for not just the annual winners, but all entrants and their employers.
Exploiting the potential while mitigating the risks: it’s a perennial balancing act. It’s also why in this ever-increasing complex, interconnected, and the regulated commercial realm you need trusted legal partners to help navigate such a shifting and challenging landscape.

At The Hamilton associates, our talented, specialist lawyers look beyond individual deals to incorporate business, legislative, market, and industry drivers to arrive at an opinion or solution that is as commercially savvy as it is legally sound.

They work closely with our other teams, as needed, to advance your business objectives with timely, strategic, and technical advice.
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