John Barker

About John Barker

John is a Partner and a member of the Banking & Finance team

John advises commercial and investment banks, borrowers, finance companies and venture capital firms on a full range of loan, security and investment transactions, including real estate finance, projects, bridge finance, acquisition finance, development finance, cross border lending and swaps and derivatives.

John has advised on a number of high-profile and complicated transactions in the UK and overseas, including on financing for solar farms, securitisations and the senior lenders to the Eden Project.

John has a law degree from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and began his career in the City with Norton Rose and then Osborne Clarke. He joined Field Seymour Parkes in 2014.

"I have the highest regard for the help John Barker provided in our recent transaction, which was anything but straightforward."
P Teasdale, S&P Coils Ltd
"John is great, efficient and timely and kept me properly informed at all stages throughout my matter."
R Waterhouse, Reading
"John Barker is an excellent banking lawyer. John’s advice is sound, his responses times swift and communication with all parties consistently clear."
"John Barker is a precise, experienced and practical banking solicitor who is always available and keen to discuss new transactions to ensure we have captured all the relevant risks early on. We rely on his technical ability and experience to make sure we reach the right conclusion at an early stage of negotiation with our clients."
"John Barker is an excellent banking lawyer, he is highly experienced, incisive, clear and practical."
"John is a highly experienced banking lawyer. His advice and response times are first class."
"John Barker is consistently excellent. An astute banking lawyer who responds swiftly."
"Diligent, approachable and very commercial."
"He is very focused, provides clear advice and excellent time management."
"Never fails in detailed analysis."
"A problem solver rather than a problem builder."
"Detailed knowledge of the banking and finance markets."