WBD has recruited Managing Associate, Natasha Brownlee, to join its Banking and Financial Services team in its Edinburgh office.
Natasha joins from the Sainsbury's Bank and Argos Financial Services Group where she provided targeted, commercially legal advice to the business on a wide range of regulatory matters including; consumer credit, payment services, insurance, marketing and financial promotions and all areas of customer focused communications. Natasha was heavily involved in the Sainsbury's Bank migration programme.
She has over 7 years' experience in advising businesses on legal and regulatory issues. Her role at WBD as a financial services lawyer will concentrate upon all areas of financial services regulation.
Natasha's appointment follows a wider ongoing recruitment drive in Edinburgh which saw a new Head of UK Financial Services, Jonny Williams and a new Financial Services Legal Director, Caroline Stevenson, joining the firm. The Edinburgh office also recently saw the recruitment of construction Managing Associate Lisa Dromgoole.
John Ralph, Partner and Head of WBD's Edinburgh office, commented:
"We are delighted to further strengthen our financial services team in Edinburgh with another senior recruit. The insights and recent experiences of Natasha, Caroline and Jonny are invaluable to our in house clients in the Financial Institutions sector. It is great to attract such high calibre individuals, and to continue the growth of our Edinburgh office as part of our increasing commitment to Edinburgh and the wider Scottish business community."
"I am delighted to have joined the financial services team at WBD, the team has strong credentials in the financial institutions sector with an impressive client portfolio. The firm is well positioned in this changing legal marketplace for success in the future and I look forward to shaping the further growth of the financial services team here in Edinburgh."
Ranking in the UK's top 20 law firms, WBD was recommended in this year's Legal 500 and Chambers UK, ranking as a top tier law firm across a large number of practice areas, including in financial services. WBD has a strong presence in Edinburgh with a new office being opened in the same year as the combination with the US in November 2017.