A member of the senior management team at Butterfield Bank has qualified as an English Barrister.
Ivor Bisson was called to the Bar as a Barrister by his Inn, the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, in a ceremony held in London.
Mr Bisson joined Butterfield in 2001 and currently has responsibility for the administered banks, banking operations, tax reporting, I.T. and project management departments.
He is a Chartered Associate of the Institute of Financial Services, a member of the Institute of Directors and he also qualified as a civil mediator in June last year.
In 2010 he graduated with a commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law, a two year part-time degree conversion course, through Nottingham Law School and went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course through BPP Law School in London.
“Completing the course required attendance at weekend lectures once a month and around 15 hours home study per week concluding with 12 academic and skill-based assessments,” said Mr Bisson.
“Butterfield has an excellent reputation for assisting staff in obtaining professional qualifications and was very supportive throughout my studies”
John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield in Guernsey said “Ivor’s qualification as an English Barrister is an outstanding achievement. Undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Law and then the Bar Professional Training Course whilst working full-time requires enormous dedication, commitment and hard-work and is an impressive accomplishment.
“At Butterfield we are committed to developing our staff and supporting education leading to a professional qualification in order to achieve individuals’ career objectives and our organisational goals.”