Napthens adds two directors to senior team

Preston-based law firm Napthens has appointed two new directors to its senior team.

Claire Duncan, head of risk, has been promoted to director level, and Phil Awde joins the company as IT director.

Claire deals with regulatory and conduct issues and is the firm’s Compliance Officer. Phil will lead the IT function to provide support and delivery of value-added services across the business, working alongside partners and senior management. 

Phil, who joins from GB3 where he was head of systems, overseeing the professional services arm of the business, said: "It’s exciting to be joining the team and bringing experience from different sectors into Napthens. I’m looking forward to the challenge of how we improve client experience even further and add value through the use of IT and innovation."

Shru Morris, CEO of Napthens, said: "These two appointments add further value to our business support services and across the wider strategic framework of the business. Leadership is crucial as we continue to find new ways of working, collaborating with our partners and finding solutions for our clients."

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