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Herd takes honorary role at arbitration body

Leigh HerdLeigh Herd, construction disputes solicitor at Shepherd and Wedderburn has been confirmed as honorary secretary and treasurer of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Ms Herd has played an active role in the global organisation which represents practitioners involved in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). 

Previously young members’ convener of CIArb Scottish branch, she promoted the interests of aspiring practitioners, helping to create opportunities for them to contribute to the ADR community.

She said: “It’s a great honour to be appointed to this role in CIArb, an organisation which is over 100  years old, and a true centre of excellence in promoting arbitration and other forms of ADR.”

Stephen Gibb, chief executive of Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “Leigh’s experience  of acting  for Shepherd and Wedderburn’s construction and property clients in various forms of dispute resolution  will be a  real advantage in her new role, together with her  excellent  understanding of arbitration and other forms of ADR prevalent in the industry.”

The firm has a tradition of encouraging  its lawyers to become involved  in national and global organisations such as CIArb, which support the Scottish, UK and international business communities.

Recent appointments to major bodies include partner Pat Hawthorn, chairman of Scottish Renewables; and solicitor Emma Carmichael, chairman, Women in Property (Central Scotland).


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