Jersey law firm Benest & Syvret has appointed Morag James to the newly created role of Practice Manager.
Mrs. James joins Benest & Syvret from RBS International, where most recently she held the position Head of Employee Communications. During her service with the bank, Mrs. James gained experience in a number of senior roles including Operations and Corporate Banking.
Mrs. James will play a pivotal role in the growth plans for Benest & Syvret, which is one of the Island’s leading law firms specializing in property, family and employment matters.
Commenting on her new role Mrs. James said: ‘Benest & Syvret focuses on quality service and client satisfaction and, despite the difference in size, there are some significant similarities in that respect with RBS International. I am looking forward to bringing my experience in this area to the firm to ensure that, as it continues to grow, our clients remain at the heart of everything we do and stand for. Benest & Syvret is extremely successful and I am looking forward to being part of its continued development.’
Philip Syvret, partner at Benest & Syvret, said: ‘Morag will be at the centre of what we do from now on. We have been carefully recruiting the best people to our team to support our growth plans and Morag’s appointment is a key part of that strategy. She will make sure our structure, operations and internal policies and procedures support our business development plans. Nina Benest and I are delighted to welcome her to the team’.
Morag James holds a BSc (Hons) in Financial Services from Manchester University and is a Chartered Associate Member of the Institute of Financial Services.
Mrs. James, who lives with her family in Trinity, is originally from Glasgow where she joined RBS PLC from school. She moved to Jersey to join RBSI in 1995.