Shepherds corporate chief elected chair

Scottish firm Shepherd and ­Wedderburn has elected corporate chief James Will as its new chairman.

He will succeed the retiring Hugh ­Donald in the top job, with Andrew Blain stepping into the role of head of corporate.

Will has been a partner for more than 20 years and has served on the firm’s partnership board.

Chief ­executive Patrick Andrews said of Will: “His experience and ­dedication will stand him in good stead to steer the board and the firm’s strategy forward through a changing ­market.” In addition, the firm has boosted its London corporate team with the ­promotion to partner of associate Guy Winter.