Direct lender Pemberton appoints head counsel

Direct lender Pemberton has appointed Bethany Walker as head counsel for execution.

Walker joins the firm from rival direct lender Hayfin Capital Management, where she spent nearly five years providing transaction execution support. Before that she worked as a banking lawyer at MacFarlanes and DLA Piper, where she qualified as a solicitor.

Walker becomes part of a team that includes chief operating officer Thomas Lack, who joined the firm from Brewer Dolphin earlier this year.