Aberdein Considine has announced that it has strengthened its Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) with the appointment of a UK banking veteran Colin Soulsby as Client Relationship Manager.

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 Soulsby 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.

Throughout his career, Soulsby 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.

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.

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.: