26 May 2020

Aberdein Considine strengthens banking litigation team

Aberdein Considine strengthens banking litigation team

Aberdein Considine has added further industry experience to its Lender Services Practice Group with the appointment of a new Operations Manager.

Tahir Bashir has joined the firm from the Ascent Performance Group, bringing with him 20 years of frontline experience in property and volume debt recovery.

The 45-year-old is a respected figure in the sector, having worked extensively with clients such as RBS, Santander and Lloyds Banking Group during his career.

He will be based at the firm’s Newcastle office, where he will oversee the firm’s rapidly expanding property and litigation team in the north-east of England.

Client wins

His appointment follows a number of significant client wins for Aberdein Considine, which is now establishing itself as a major volume recoveries player in England and Wales, building on its market-leading position in Scotland.

Myra Scott, Partner-in-Charge of the Lender Services Practice Group at the firm, said: “Tahir is someone I have worked with in the past and I am delighted to welcome him to Aberdein Considine. He has worked with many of our clients throughout his career and his experience will be a welcome addition to our growing Newcastle operation.

“Our lender services group has been growing at an incredible pace over the last few years and given the multi-jurisdictional nature of our operations, it’s important that we invest in the very best talent.”

Top tier

Aberdein Considine was recently name ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in the lender services sector and is ranked as a top tier firm for Debt Recovery by the independent Legal 500 guide. Its clients include most of the UK’s main high street banks, as well as challenger banks and other leading debt providers.

On his appointment, Tahir said: “Aberdein Considine is a firm I have admired for a number of years and I am looking forward to working with the team in Newcastle. Pan-UK recovery solutions are not widely available to lenders, so working within such a set-up is an exciting challenge.”

Tahir’s appointment is the latest in a number of senior hires at Aberdein Considine, and follows the recent appointments of Natalie Mortimer as head of compliance and Thomas Lillie as head of legal

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