Leigh Herd, a member in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s structure disputes group, has been validated as vice chair of the Scottish division of this Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) at a brace of fresh appointments to the company’s attorneys.

Ms Herd’s appointment as vice chair comes as secretary Alyson Shaw, a solicitor in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s house and infrastructure disputes staff, assumes the use of honorary secretary.

With over 17,000 members around 149 nations, CIArb is a worldwide organisation representing professionals involved in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The institute offers training and education for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators. Additionally, it functions as a hub for professionals, policymakers, academics and people in company, supporting the marketing, facilitation and development of all types of ADR.

Leigh and Alyson’s wealth of expertise in encouraging Shepherd and Wedderburn’s customers in a variety of types of dispute resolution will serve them well and, on behalf of all in the company, I want them both the very best in their new roles.”

These appointments follow of Chiara Pieri, a lawyer at the company’s construction disputes group, as president of this Scottish Young Lawyers’ Association.