Legal firm Aberdein Considine has appointed a senior figure from the world of banking to its Lender Services Practice Group (LSPG).

Colin Soulsby has left his senior role with the Royal Bank of Scotland to join the firm in a newly-created relationship management role.

In a career spanning four decades, Mr Soulsby has worked across a range of banking areas including branch banking, international and corporate. However, for the past 24 years he has specialised in the field of debt management, with a particular focus on managing legal suppliers.

Throughout his career, he has also been involved in debt counselling, supporting those customers in most need, particularly during life changing events, and was the bank’s key liaison for charitable and related money advice organisations, including UK Finance, Money Advice Scotland and Citizens Advice Scotland.

At Aberdein Considine he will support the delivery of volume legal services to lender clients across the UK,  including Royal Bank of Scotland, Nationwide Building Society and Lloyds Banking Group.

Myra Scott, head of LSPG, commented: "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."