Shepherd and Wedderburn enjoyed a duo of successes at the Scottish Legal Awards on Wednesday, where Leigh Herd, an Associate in the property and infrastructure disputes team, was named Rising Star of the Year and the firm’s marketing and business development team was highly commended in the Support Team of the Year category.

Commenting on Leigh's award, the judges described her as “a good team player - but not with her elbows out - who seems to have changed the way the firm works, leading to lasting social and cultural impact”.

Iain Drummond, a Partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s property and infrastructure disputes team, said: “Leigh is a highly dedicated member of our team and a very deserving recipient of the Rising Star of the Year award. This accolade not only rewards Leigh’s expertise and commitment to clients, it also underlines the huge potential yet to come in her career.” 

The commendation for marketing and business development recognised the team's achievements in delivering the Scotland in 2050: Realising Our Global Potential campaign during the firm's 250th anniversary year. The judges praised “fascinating research [produced] to coincide with the [firm’s] 250th anniversary”.