The association of Jersey solicitors known as the Chambre Des Ecrivains has recently elected a new President and a new Secretary. Mr Philip Syvret a partner at Benest & Syvret has been elected to the post of President. He takes over the role from Malcolm Le Boutillier who has acted as President since 2007.
The Chambre Des Ecrivains has existed since 1867. The President sits as a Member of the full Law Society Committee.
Philip Syvret said “I am delighted to take on this role. The Chambre Des Ecrivains has existed as an association fulfilling a dual role of promoting the interest of solicitors within the legal profession and exercising disciplinary functions for over a century. The nature of legal services offered in Jersey and the way in which they are provided has changed dramatically over the last ten years let alone over the period in which the Chambre Des Ecrivains has existed. I look forward to representing the interests of local solicitors in ongoing reforms.”
Mr Tony del Amo, a partner at Le Gallais & Luce has been appointed as Secretary. He replaces Mr Geoffrey Crill. Mr del Amo is already a member of the Panel which adjudicates upon complaints made against solicitors and advocates.