Brown Shipley appoints new Legal Counsel

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rachel Macfarlane as Legal Counsel, joining us today.

Rachel joins us from Santander UK where she was a Legal Manager across retail and business banking.

During her five years at Santander she acted as legal adviser to a number of business units and for specific projects, including the management of retail litigation and advising on fraud prevention, financial crime transformation projects and Cater Allen Private Bank, a subsidiary of Santander.

In addition, she was a member of Santander’s Women in Business Committee where she was nominated for the Women Leaders Award in 2017. She was also a Trustee and Director of the Santander Foundation, a charitable trust supporting charities making a difference to disadvantaged people across the UK

Rachel trained at Cobbetts LLP, joining their Banking & Finance Litigation team in 2006, and more latterly working at DWF LLP.

Commenting on the appointment, Mike Hudson, Chief Risk Officer at Brown Shipley, said: “I am delighted to welcome Rachel to the business. Drawing upon her legal expertise and proven track record, I am sure she will make a valuable contribution as our in-house Legal Counsel.”

Rachel Macfarlane added: “I am very pleased to be joining Brown Shipley. The business has an excellent track record of client service and professionalism, but I’ve also been impressed by its growth over the past couple of years. I now look forward to putting my skills to work and supporting colleagues across the business.”

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