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Shepherd and Wedderburn in running for big prize

Shepherd and Wedderburn Stephen GibbShepherd and Wedderburn’s management team has been short-listed for Best Leadership Team of the Year in The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards.

It follows the firm’s successful integration of Tods Murray, the 158-year-old firm it acquired last October.

The Awards seek to recognise excellence in business services individuals and teams in legal services providers across the entire legal market. Judges were looking for operational excellence, examples of creativity and original thinking.

The completion of the Tods Murray acquisition was achieved in three months. During that period all, 3,500 clients, 6,800 matters, 2.1 million documents and 8,500 contacts and records were transferred. Partners and staff were relocated to the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices of Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Within seven months, Shepherd and Wedderburn was transformed from a firm with revenues of circa £38m to annualised revenues of £52m.  It now has a headcount of 500.

Chief executive Stephen Gibb is delighted with the nomination. “All of this could not have been achieved without the very best team in place, a team with the best leadership and management skills. A team with a truly collaborative approach to realising common goals to the mutual benefit of all involved.”

The winners will be revealed at The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards ceremony on 22nd September at the Grange, St Paul’s Hotel in London.


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