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www.walkermorris.co.uk

Rob Aberdein

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Work +44 (0)113 283 2591
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Walker Morris LLP

Work Department

Banking Litigation

Position

Partner

Career

Rob is one of the UK’s leading multi-jurisdictional debt and asset recovery lawyers. He specialises in the provision of legal services (primarily litigation) to operational areas and in-house legal teams within financial institutions and lenders.  Rob has significant experience in Scotland’s Sheriff Courts and Court of Session, where he regularly works with clients on cases involving professional negligence, mortgage fraud, Scottish property law and debt and asset recovery.

Rob is ‘triple ranked’ in The Legal 500 for Debt Recovery and Commercial Litigation, with Top Tier Ranking for Debt Recovery in Scotland. Chambers class him as a Recognised Practioner in Banking Litigation in the same jurisdiction. Rob also sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s Accreditation Panel for the Debt and Asset Recovery Specialist Accreditation and co-authored the Accredited Paralegal Repossession Litigation accreditation.

The Legal 500 describes Rob as “extremely driven”. Clients say that he “always ensures he maintains a personal working relationship with clients”, that he “provides excellent service” and is “at the leading edge of innovative and creative solutions”.


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation

Within: Banking litigation

Andrew Beck leads Walker Morris LLP’s ‘exceptionally strong’ practice, which acts for financial institutions including Lloyds Banking Group, Leeds Building Society and Bank of Ireland. In a recent highlight, the group acted for a high street lender in obtaining a freezing injunction over the assets of two companies; the team also handles lending disputes, fraud investigations, residential mortgage disputes and professional negligence issues. Other key names in the ‘highly professional’ group include Andrew Bennett, who is ‘a safe pair of hands; Louise Power, who is ‘personable, commercial and tough at just the right moments’; Richard Sandford, who has ‘a calming nature which assists with driving good results’; and Rob Aberdein, who joined from Aberdein Considine in 2017 and handles debt and asset recovery matters.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

Made up of 'a number of experienced and specialist solicitors', Walker Morris LLP's 'excellent professional negligence department' acts for groups of individuals and companies on claims across a variety of sectors. +Andrew Beck heads the 'strong practice', which has been described as 'having the edge' in mortgage fraud claims. Andrew Bennett is advising Dunfermline Building Society in a case against CBRE for the alleged negligent overvaluing of a development site, for which the client and a second bank lent a significant amount of money. In another work highlight, a team, led by Martin Scott, is instructed in a £13m multi-party claim involving 222 individuals against three solicitors firms, for alleged negligence in a conveyancing transaction. The 'organised and proactive' senior associate +Jonathan Brooks is singled out for his 'strong grasp of the law' and 'excellent client-care skills'. The team was further strengthened with the arrival of banking litigator Rob Aberdein from Aberdein Considine.

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