Specialist lender Together has appointed Nigel Dale as general counsel.
Dale, presently a banking partner at Eversheds LLP, has a strong reputation in the North West, having been head of the banking team at Eversheds’ Manchester office for 20 years.
He is rated as a leading individual in the Legal 500, an independent directory of the top legal professionals, and has been recommended in Chambers for more than 20 years.
He is recognized within the industry as an expert in many areas of finance, including syndicated facilities and property finance.
Dale said: “Having worked with Together in an advisory capacity for the last 15 years, I’m really pleased to join the company at this exciting time. The alternative finance sector is growing rapidly and Together is poised to capitalise on this thanks to its strong financial position and its appetite for both residential and commercial lending.”
Together’s chairman Mike McTighe added: “Nigel has established a formidable reputation and we’re thrilled to have him join us. We have ambitious plans but bringing in the right people is key to realising our vision, and, as such, I’m very proud to announce Nigel as a new member of our team.”
Together saw new lending double for the year ending 30 June 2015, to more than £724m, with both loan book and profits rising by a third. Together was listed as the fourth most profitable company in the North West in a recent report compiled by Manchester Metropolitan University.