Velvet is a senior lawyer at Lloyds Banking Group plc where she heads up the legal function which supports the Group’s commercial real estate business activities. Her role involves providing transactional support on more complex issues and strategic initiatives to help the business manage legal risk.
Prior to joining Lloyds in April 2018, Velvet was a senior associate in the Banking team at Allen & Overy LLP, where she built up extensive experience acting on different types of financings. She has acted on and led a number of complex transactions, acting both lender and borrower side and across a range of product areas and types of financing, with a particular focus on and interest in UK and cross-border real estate finance.
Velvet is a keen advocate of embracing flexible working and believes that agility in the workplace – whatever that may look like and wherever that may be – can bring huge benefits to both individuals and employers.