THOMPSON Smith and Puxon (TSP) Solicitors have appointed Virginia Bevan as Head of Client Services and Compliance.
Colchester-based TSP is committed to providing a high quality service to its clients and Virginia, as her title suggests, is responsible for ensuring that this is the case, as well as dealing with any concerns that clients may have.
In recent years businesses, and particularly those who were already heavily regulated, have been subject to further regulation and required increasingly to focus on compliance and anti-money laundering issues and it is in this area that Virginia’s career has progressed.
Virginia began her career in legal finance over 20 years ago. Until recently her career grew primarily in City-based law firms, her roles merging organically into the area of legal compliance the higher she climbed. After becoming a mother in 2010, Virginia spent her early parenting years running a legal finance consultancy business, advising on both operational and compliance issues but her roles since have seen her develop an expertise in anti-money laundering and legal compliance across the board.
Virginia said: “TSP is extremely well-known locally, and the opportunity to become part of a local firm who emanate City professionalism is one I am delighted to be enjoying. The fact that TSP has sought to move this role into its own specialist department speaks volumes for the firm’s dedicated approach to compliance.
I am looking forward to contributing further to what is already an exceptional standard of service, enabling the firm to continue its journey with confidence from a compliance perspective.”
In welcoming Virginia to the firm, TSP Senior Partner and the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP), Mary Anne Fedeyko, said: “On behalf of the directors and staff at Thompson Smith and Puxon, I am pleased to welcome Virginia to the firm. I am sure that her expertise developed across a wide range of financial and legal compliance areas will be invaluable to the firm and I very much look forward to working with her. In particular her focus on client services will ensure that we continue to deliver the exemplary and timely service for which we have become known.”