07 Jun 2019
Aberdein Considine has won a top honour at one of the UK’s most prestigious legal award ceremonies.
The firm’s Governance, Risk and Compliance team was one of the big winners at the Northern Law Awards 2019, held in Newcastle last night.
It picked up Law Practice Management Award, with judges praising the firm for the industry-leading work it does with the UK’s biggest banks and building societies.
Aberdein Considine’s Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) is a specialist provider of volume banking litigation support to multiple global banking giants, including Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group.
Myra Scott, Partner-in-Charge of LSPG, said the delivery of these services would not be possible without the support of the Governance, Risk and Compliance team.
“The talented people in this team are the unsung heroes of LSPG and play a key role in upholding the quality of the volume legal services we provide to our valued lender clients,” she said.
“The award comes almost three years to the day since we first expanded these services into England and Wales and since then we’ve been working hard to build the experienced and talented team in our Newcastle HQ.
“This award gives us a great platform to grow even more of our Scottish banking litigation relationships into multi-jurisdictional partnerships across the whole of the UK.”
Aberdein Considine expanded into England and Wales in September 2016 after merging with Newcastle-based Wallers Solicitors.
The deal gave the firm its first foothold in the English and Welsh legal markets, which together with a strategic partnership with Wilson Nesbitt in Northern Ireland has laid the foundations for the expansion of its corporate conveyancing, litigation and debt & asset recovery services across the UK.
Since then, the firm has made a number of experienced Partner-level hires in the England, including Litigation specialist Thomas Lillie from Womble Bond Dickenson and former HL Interactive chief executive Matt Wightman.
Significant multi-jurisdiction wins have followed, including cross-border work for RBS, Lloyds and West Bromwich Building Society.
Additional capacity has been added to the team in Newcastle so far in 2019 as the firm seeks to add further cross-border work to its books in the second half of the year.