Shepherd and Wedderburn elects Andrew Blain as managing partner
Shepherd and Wedderburn has elected Andrew Blain as its new managing partner with effect from 1 May 2019.
Mr Blain succeeds Stephen Gibb, who was first elected in 2012 and led the firm through the aftermath of the global financial crisis.
Mr Gibb, who decided not to stand for re-election after his successful seven-year term, will return to practice as a corporate partner from 30 April 2019.
Mr Blain has been a member of the firm’s Board since 2009 as divisional director of the corporate division, a role that will now be taken up by corporate partner Stephen Trombala.
Paul Hally, chairman of Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “I look forward to working with Andrew to lead the firm in the next phase of its strategic development. Thanks to Stephen we have a strong foundation on which to build. It is a time of great change in our market with many exciting opportunities. We have a great team to support our firm and, most importantly, our clients.”
Mr Blain added: “I am honoured to have been elected Managing Partner. I look forward to leading the firm as we go from strength to strength, supporting clients in Scotland, the rest of the UK and internationally.
“Stephen has been a driving force across the business and, in particular, in promoting diversity and inclusion within our firm. I look forward to building on his achievements for the benefit of clients and colleagues.”