Honour for solicitor
Herd takes honorary role at arbitration body
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).