During his 35 year career, Austen worked mainly in the City of London with large international law firms in commercial law, predominantly in the fields of domestic and international banking and asset finance.
He advised borrowers, banks and financial institutions on loan facilities and a wide variety of finance transactions and types of security.
Austen’s experience includes acquisition finance, property finance and project finance. He advised borrowers in a variety of industry sectors including the property and insurance sectors. He also has experience in company commercial law, company sale and purchases, mergers and demergers. He advised on non-contentious employment law (employment contracts, staff handbooks and company policies, redundancies and dismissals) and was involved in numerous potential and actual litigious matters and gained litigation experience.
Austen has lived in Beaconsfield since 1995. He is married with a son and two step-sons and many interests including: advanced motorcyclist, private pilot (PPL with FAA Instrument Rating), diving, boating, PT, clay pigeon shooting and reading.