Law firm Walker Morris is providing support to its financial services clients in Scotland by taking office space in Lochrin Square, in Edinburgh’s financial district, as part of its strategy to provide a multi-jurisdictional service offering to lender clients.

Banking Litigation partner, Rob Aberdein, will split his time between Edinburgh and Leeds, whilst still being supported by an 80-strong collections, recoveries and banking litigation team in Leeds. The step will enable the firm to provide Scots law support to financial services clients, in response to client demand.

Aberdein joined Walker Morris in November 2017 and is ‘triple ranked’ in The Legal 500 for Debt Recovery and Commercial Litigation, with a Top Tier Ranking for Debt Recovery in Scotland.

Aberdein said  “As a firm, we have a long history of supporting financial services clients, including a number of the national high street banks. We’ve been working closely with these clients to improve our service offering and help them streamline their legal support. This latest step to provide Scots law advice is part of our wider strategy of supporting our lender clients in all UK jurisdictions.”

Malcolm Simpson, Managing Partner at Walker Morris, added: “Rob has an impressive client base and renowned reputation within the UK financial services market, especially when it comes to Scotland and Scots law. Having someone of his calibre and enthusiasm based in both Edinburgh and Leeds will allow us to continue to develop our successful offering and enable us to offer UK-wide legal services to our financial services clients.”