Brief

This was the moment that convinced judges there was nothing Dibb Lupton Broomhead partner Paul Eardley didn't know about Australian terriers. Eardley, a company commercial partner at the firm's Manchester office, won best of breed with his dog Ch. Sherex Shiraz. One of the country's leading Australian terrier breeders – he has eight of them – Eardley bought Shiraz's parents over from Australia when he was practising there at Mallesons Stephen Jaques. And in case Dibbs is worried that the small scale dog doesn't fit in with the firm's rottweiler image, Eardley says that, back home, the terriers could “tackle a snake and kill vermin” without a second thought.