In brief: Shepherd takes on SFLA chair

The Solicitors Family Law Association (SFLA) has appointed Nigel Shepherd, partner with north west firm Lace Mawer, as its new chair. Shepherd was chair of the north west SFLA between 1987 and 1991 when he was elected to the national committee. He chaired the association's mediation committee from 1991-93 and then became national vice-chair.