Gordons appoints new head of banking

Wednesday 9th March 2022

An experienced solicitor has joined law firm Gordons as its new Head of Banking. Ben Roden, who has joined from DLA Piper, has more than a decade’s experience of advising lenders and corporates on a wide range of financing transactions.

Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “Gordons is highly regarded within the regional marketplace and beyond. Joining the firm as its head of banking provides me with an excellent opportunity to grow the Gordons banking practice and to work closely with the firm’s fantastic clients.”

Gordons’ corporate clients include JCT600, Enact, BGF, Pavers, Severfield, DM Keith and JMG Group and the firm won the corporate and commercial category at the 2021 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Ben’s appointment follows the hiring of Jonathan Jackson, who joined as head of restructuring from Addleshaw Goddard in November.

Gordons’ corporate partner, James Fawcett, said: “We’re delighted to have attracted someone of Ben’s calibre to be our head of banking. He is an excellent lawyer who has a wealth of experience and a personable approach.

“Together with the appointment of Jonathan Jackson, Ben’s recruitment is another significant step for Gordons and demonstrates our commitment to continuously improve the quality and breadth of our offering.”