Shepherd & Wedderburn CEO on coming back from the brink

It’s been a tough few years for Shepherd & Wedderburn’s CEO Stephen Gibb. The firm’s turnover stagnated in and around the £30m markand the ‘Scottish big four’ group dissolved when Dundas & Wilson and McGrigors merged.

But while market commentators were predicting doom and gloom, Gibb had no doubt that the firm was in good shape to weather the storm, according to his interview with The Lawyer.

Just as things started to look grim, Gibb orchestrated a massive turnaround at the firm. It bought Tods Murray out of administration, paid off all of its debt, and has now landed a series of high-profile lateral hires like DLA Piper’s Scottish construction and engineering head Gareth Parry.

Things are so good, in fact, that Gibb is already eyeing up another term as CEO. In his words: “I love what I’m doing – and there’s a lot more to do.”

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