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Lender Services Conference 2016


6 October 2016

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
Price: £0 members
£0 associates
£0 non-members
Lender Services Conference 2016

About this event

Have you ever wanted to meet the legal professionals, Scottish Government ministers and public servants who define the Scottish lender landscape?

On 6th October the opportunity was provided to do just that at Aberdein Considine's Lender Services Conference, which this year was held in association with the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

The annual event - held in Edinburgh's unique Dynamic Earth venue, beside the Scottish Parliament - brought together the most important people in the lender services industry and examined the changing political and economic landscape in Scotland.

Delegates heard speakers from the Scottish Government, the Law Society of Scotland, Aberdein Considine and the CML.

The conference was chaired by Rob Aberdein, Partner in Charge of Lender Services at Aberdein Considine.


1000 - 1015  

Registration and refreshments

1015 - 1020  

Chair's welcome and introduction
Rob Aberdein, Partner, Aberdein Considine

1020 - 1050  

The changing political landscape in Scotland
Professor John Curtice, Professor of Politics & Senior Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde & NatCen Social Research

1050 - 1105  

Q&A with Professor Curtice

1105 - 1125  


1125 - 1155  

Mortgage lending in Scotland
Carol Anderson, Chair, CML Scotland

1155 - 1210  

Q&A with Carol Anderson

1210 - 1230  

The changing legal landscape in Scotland
Graham Matthews, Vice President, Law Society of Scotland

1230 - 1330  


1330 - 1350  

A Scottish perspective on the global economy in 2017
Lucy O'Carroll, Chief Economist, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

1350 - 1410  

The Scottish Property Market
Ian Fergusson, Managing Partner, JE Shepherd

1410 - 1430  

Scottish Insolvencies
Ken Patullo, Managing Partner, Begbies Traynor

1430 - 1455  

Q&A with the panel

1455 - 1500  

Chair's closing remarks and conference close
Rob Aberdein, Partner, Aberdein Considine

Confirmed speakers

Chair: Rob Aberdein

Partner, Aberdein Considine

Rob Aberdein is the Partner in Charge of the firm’s Lender Services Practice Group. He has spent his whole career specialising in debt and asset recovery and is recognised by both clients and legal guides as one of the leading experts in debt and asset recovery in Scotland.

Rob sits on The Scottish Law Society’s Accreditation Panel for the Debt and Asset Recovery Specialist Accreditation and regularly works with The Scottish Government and CML on legislative and policy matters.

He is top rated and recommended in The Legal 500 and Chambers for Debt Recovery.

Carol Anderson

Chair, CML Scotland

Carol Anderson is the Branch & Business Banking Distribution Director for TSB in Scotland.  She has responsibility for the TSB branches in Scotland and theDirect Business Banking proposition for the UK.   Carol has over 35 years experience in Banking covering a variety of roles, including managing mortgages through a period of significant regulatory change.

Professor John Curtice

Professor of Politics & Senior Research Fellow, University of Strathclyde & NatCen Social Research

Ian Fergusson

Managing Partner, JE Shepherd

Graham Matthews

Vice President, Law Society of Scotland

Lucy O'Carroll

Chief Economist, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

Ken Patullo

Managing Partner, Begbies Traynor


Event organiser

Aberdein Considine

Aberdein Considine is a national Scottish law firm that provides legal, property and financial advisory services to a diverse spectrum of private and commercial clients.




In association with

Council of Mortgage Lenders

The CML is the main trade body representing UK mortgage lenders. Our members are banks, building societies, and other lenders who together account for around 95% of the nation's residential lending


Dynamic Earth

112 - 116 Holyrood Gait


By rail: The nearest mainline train station is Edinburgh Waverley

Walking from Edinburgh Waverley: Located at the bottom of Holyrood Road, neighbouring the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House, Dynamic Earth is an approximate 15 minute walk from the city centre.

Cycling from Edinburgh Waverley: Dynamic Earth is additionally close to the National Cycle Network. To find the nearest cycling and walking routes click here:

By bus: Within Edinburgh, take the local Lothian Buses No. 35 & 6 or hop aboard any Edinburgh City sightseeing bus tour.

Parking: Dynamic earth has its own car park. Charges are £3 for the first 3 hours and £1.50 for ever hour (and part hour) thereafter.

An electric car charge point is available.

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Contact us

Sophie Webber

Telephone: 08453736771

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