ABERDEIN Considine has strengthened its award-winning Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) with the appointment of a UK banking veteran.
Colin Soulsby has left his senior role with the Royal Bank of Scotland to join the firm in a newly-created relationship management role.
During a four-decade career in financial services, he worked across a range of banking areas including branch banking, international and corporate.
However, for the past 24 years, Colin has specialised in the field of Debt Management, with a particular focus on managing legal suppliers.
He will take this experience into Aberdein Considine, where he will be supporting the delivery of volume legal services to lender clients across the UK.
Myra Scott, Head of LSPG at Aberdein Considine, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Colin’s calibre joining the team.
“As a multi-jurisdictional supplier of banking litigation and debt recovery, our practice has grown significantly over the past few years. This brings unique challenges.
“Colin’s experience will be invaluable and his appointment will support the growing range of complex, non-standard mortgage litigation, asset and debt recovery cases that the firm is handling.
Throughout his career, Colin has been involved in debt counselling, supporting those customers in most need, particularly during life-changing events, and was the bank’s key liaison for all charitable and related money advice organisations, including UK Finance, Money Advice Trust, Money Advice Scotland, Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland.
Commenting on his new role, he said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a firm at the forefront of the industry.
“Aberdein Considine has a reputation for delivery and innovation in the sector and I look forward to working with all of our clients around the country.”
The Lender Services Practice Group, which includes the banking and finance litigation team, represents the majority of UK banks and financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Nationwide Building Society and Lloyds Banking Group.
The international Legal 500 guide recently named Aberdein Considine as a ‘Top Tier’ firm in the field of Debt Recovery for the third consecutive year.
The guide, which has been published for over two decades, is highly regarded by lawyers and clients alike due to its independent research-based assessment of law firm and lawyer capabilities.
The firm was also named Best Law Firm at the recent Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards in London, in recognition for its lender work.