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Sally-Ann James


Sally-Ann is General Counsel for Metro Bank.

Sally-Ann started her career in matrimonial and criminal Law in Northampton and  moved to Manches & Co in 1989 to join the Corporate team and spent 4 years on corporate transactional and commercial work.

Sally-Ann then joined The Co-operative Bank in 1993 as a Commercial Solicitor, becoming Senior Commercial Solicitor, then Head of Banking Commercial and finally Head of Banking Contract & Commercial for the then merged financial services business, Co-operative Financial Services.

She was the first lawyer to join Metro Bank, as Sole Counsel, in February 2012 and was promoted to General Counsel in 2014. She is now responsible for a team of 7, including the Company Secretarial function.

Awards and nominations include:

  • Runner up In-House Lawyer of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2016,
  • Winner of the Banking In-house individual of the year at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017,
  • Recognised in The Lawyer Hot 100 2017.