Senior appointment at Muckle

Newcastle-based law firm Muckle has made a senior appointment in its banking and restructuring team.

Project finance lawyer Andrew Coddington, who has more than 20 years’ experience, has joined the firm as partner.

Coddington has a wealth of experience acting for both borrowers and lenders, with particular expertise in energy, acquisition and Islamic finance.

He said: “Muckle has a great team that has done fantastic energy-related work for some years. And I want to use my experience and knowledge to build on what is already here.

“There aren’t too many project finance specialists in this part of the world, and that is certainly something that sets Muckle apart in the market. Energy cuts right through every aspect of Muckle, from employment, litigation and banking to areas including corporate and real estate.

“All of what we do is collaborative and cohesive, with the engagement, influence, knowledge and skills of everyone here driving things forward – and that is different from other firms. I’m thrilled to join such a forward-thinking firm at such an exciting time and look forward to what the future holds at Muckle.”

The team is led by finance practitioner and partner Louise Duffy.

She added: “We’re delighted to have Andrew on board, he brings a wealth of expertise that will help drive our team forward, especially in the energy sector.”