Aberdein Considine strengthens finance and banking litigation team with new partners

Joseph Bowie (left), lender services operations director, Mike Sinclair, senior property partner, Myra Scott, partner and head of lender services practice group, Jacqueline Law, managing partner, Laura Browne, partner, Matthew Wightman, partner, lender services practice group

Aberdein Considine has boosted the strength of its finance and banking litigation team with the appointment of two senior lawyers from Ascent Performance Group.

Myra Scott, a specialist in asset and debt recovery, has joined the firm as partner and head of the Lender Services Practice Group, having previously been director of legal services at Ascent.

The Lender Services Practice Group represents the majority of the UK’s banks and financial institutions, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Nationwide Building Society, Santander UK and Lloyds Banking Group.

Ms Scott has over 20 years’ experience dealing with high profile banking cases, particularly defended actions, as well as managing issues in a range of lending practice areas including property, litigation, title rectification, fraud, regulatory and mortgage matters.

She will lead the practice group in guiding and advising clients on legislative changes and key projects, including bringing innovative solutions to lenders’ processes.

Laura Browne, formerly a senior associate at Ascent, also joins the firm as a partner.

A specialist in defended actions, the resolution of complex mortgage disputes, property litigation and professional negligence claims, Ms Browne also has over 20 years’ experience in the lender services field, and regularly advises leading UK institutions on recovery strategies and key projects.

She has also developed further expertise in resolving security defects and claims concerning fraud.

Aberdein Considine said the appointments further demonstrates its ongoing growth strategy and come in response to an increase in the volume and range of complex, non-standard mortgage litigation, asset and debt recovery cases that the firm is handling.

Jacqueline Law, managing partner, Aberdein Considine, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Myra and Laura join us as partners of the firm. Both are widely respected as specialists in their field and along with our existing team allow us to offer clients expertise in an ever changing and complex area of the law.”

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