Aberdein Considine was named UK Law Firm of the Year at the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards in London yesterday evening.

The awards celebrate the best of the British banking and financial services sector. Aberdein Considine’s Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG) is a specialist provider of volume litigation support to global banking organisations and took the prize ahead of several major English firms.

The judges, a panel of industry experts, the firm's emergence as one of the leading legal suppliers in the sector over the past year.

Aberdein Considine merged with Newcastle-based Wallers Solicitors three years ago, marking its entrance to the English & Welsh legal markets, and this along with a strategic partnership with Wilson Nesbitt in Northern Ireland has laid the foundations for the expansion of its corporate conveyancing, litigation and debt and asset recovery services across the UK.

Myra Scott, partner in charge of LSPG, commented: “It has been an exciting period of growth at Aberdein Considine and we are delighted to be recognised with this award.

“We have acted for some of our lender clients for three decades now and we are extremely proud of the strong relationships we have cultivated with many in the industry."