Expertise

Beth joined Addleshaw Goddard in 2017 from Allen & Overy where she spent over 12 years advising on capital markets issuances, both public listed and privately placed. Beth’s practice includes advising issuers (both debut and established), managers and trustees. She is particularly recognised for her work in the social housing sector where she is rated “Tier 1” and described as “incredibly knowledgeable and very responsive” by Chambers and Partners and listed as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500. Her broader capital markets experience ranges from advising on Government Gilt issues, local authority and university financing and issues by corporates (on both secured and unsecured issues, and on structured and plain vanilla debt). 

Experience

Beth’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising London & Quadrant Housing Trust on it's £2.6 billion restructuring.
  • Advising on over 80 public bond issues in the social housing sector, both for issuers (including Wheatley, Affinity and Places for People) and, more commonly, for managers and trustees.
  • Advising Barclays, HSBC and RBS as dealers on the establishment of a £3.5 billion Guaranteed Secured Bond Programme by PRS Finance plc unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
  • Advising the UK Debt Management Office on Gilt auctions and syndications for over 10 years.
  • Advising Credit Suisse as manager on a £40 million bond issue by University College in the University of Oxford.
  • Advising Lloyds as arranger and dealer on the establishment of a pooled funding vehicle to raise finance for local authorities and the subsequent issues, for onward lending to the Greater London Authority, of £600 million fixed rate bonds and a further £200 million CPI linked bonds to part fund Crossrail and the Northern Line extension, respectively.
Contributions/Publications
  • Quoted in Inside Housing article “The name is bond” by Caroline Thorpe, 2015.
  • Co-authored the “Keys to success in bond finance issuance” article in Social Housing, December 2009.
  • Co-authored “Structured Investment Vehicles – The Dullest Business on the Planet?” article in Capital Markets Law Journal, Volume 3 Number 4, 2008.
Year qualified

2004

Education

Durham University, Law LLB

Guildford College of Law, LPC