Scottish-headquartered firm Shepherd & Wedderburn has bolstered its growing roster of partners to 70 following the appointment of Patricia Hawthorn as its new planning and environment partner.

Hawthorn, based in the firm’s Glasgow office, is part of the Scottish executive committee of the Environment Services Association and boasts a wealth ofexperience in both the waste and renewable energy sectors.

The firm has had a successful year, with fee income increasing by 13 per cent for the second year running.