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Tom Whiteside

Consultant Member

Tom has over 20 years experience acting for banks, building societies and other funders in connection with loans secured on commercial and residential properties.

Tom has wide experience of funding arrangements for investment and development transactions in all property sectors involving lending to corporate entities, trusts, individuals, partnerships and limited partnerships and LLP's including off shore borrowers. Whilst acting on these transactions he advises on all property and banking issues including priority and intercreditor arrangements and routine planning and environmental matters.

Tom regularly advises lenders on security reviews and restructuring arrangements and advises Administrators, Receivers, Liquidators and Trustees in Bankruptcy on property issues connected with their appointment and ongoing management issues and matters relating to the realisation and disposal of security interests.

Tom is a Board Member and Vice Chair of Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association which has over 1,200 units under management in the region.


Tom has acted on security arrangements affecting:

  • Buy to Let Properties
  • Construction Contracts and Warranties
  • Developments
  • Healthcare and Supported Living
  • Schools and Higher Education
  • Hotels, Licensed Premises and Leisure Operators
  • Housing Associations and Charities
  • Industrial
  • Investment
  • Offices
  • Owner Occupied
  • Pension and Trust Investments
  • Project Finance
  • Regeneration
  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Sub-mortgages and Assignment of Security
  • Warehousing and Logistics

Career Milestones

  • 1979 LLB Law from the University of Leeds
  • 1980 Became a Articled Clerk for Benjamin Kay & Co
  • 1985 Joined Dibb Lupton Broomhead as an Assistant Solicitor
  • 1988 Became a Partner at Dibb Lupton Broomhead
  • 1996 Joined Pinsent Masons as a Partner
  • 2006 Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett

What Others Say

Very experienced, thorough and commercial. - Chambers & Partners UK 2013

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

When not at work

Tom is still a regular squash player and member of the Harlow Hill Squash Club. He enjoys watching rugby, cricket and most other sports and has a season ticket for Leeds Rhinos. Tom goes fishing when he can find time to escape from the office and routine domestic duties that fill the rest of his time.

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