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Metro Bank General Counsel Sally-Ann James wins 'Individual of the Year - Banking' at the Legal 500 Awards

16th November 2016

Metro Bank’s General Counsel Sally-Ann James has been named The Legal 500’s 2017 ‘In-House Individual of the Year - Banking’.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate the best in-house and private practice individuals and teams over the past 12 months, based on comprehensive research into the UK legal market.

Mike Brierley, Chief Financial Officer at Metro Bank commented: “I’m extremely proud that Sally-Ann has been recognised for her hard work and commitment to Metro Bank. Not only has she guided the bank through a significant period of change, including the recent £400m capital raise and listing on the London Stock Exchange, but she has created a flexible and highly skilled legal team to support the bank’s future growth.”

Sally-Ann joined Metro Bank in 2012 as the bank’s first in-house lawyer, and has built up a team of five colleagues. Earlier this year, Sally-Ann was runner-up in The Lawyer Awards 2016 for ‘In-House Lawyer of the Year’, as well as the legal team being shortlisted for ‘In-house Banking & Financial Services Team of the Year’.