AS PART of its accelerated growth strategy, full-service law firm Shakespeare Martineau has announced a new head of its Edinburgh office hub.
Across a three-year term, banking partner Grant Docherty will lead plans to grow the Scotland hub – playing a critical role in shaping a positive and collaborative culture with the regional business community and in supporting local people.
The appointment is part of Shakespeare Martineau’s ongoing commitment to reinforcing and strengthening its footprint and expertise in Scotland – providing legal and professional services support to the country’s businesses, leaders and people.
Grant said: “Location means a lot to us and our clients and, unlike other firms that are retreating from local office footprints, we are expanding. As well as widening our talent pool, this benefits our clients by giving them direct access to legal experts who know and are embedded in the local market, and who are supported by our full-service national offering.
“This is a very exciting time for Shakespeare Martineau in Scotland. We are continuing to provide tailored Scots law services to our clients and investing in recruitment and quality training to expand our resources.
“I am looking forward to working with our clients and contacts within the country to unlock that potential and continue to evolve our Edinburgh hub’s dynamic culture and positive environment.”
With more than 32 years’ experience, Grant heads up Shakespeare Martineau’s banking practice in Scotland. He has a breadth of experience across all areas of banking, including real estate, acquisition, renewables, asset, investment fund, large corporate and project finance – working for banks and financial institutions, corporate borrowers, real estate funds and banking regulators.
Shakespeare Martineau, as part of legal and professional services group Ampa, is a certified B Corporation, meaning it is legally required to consider the impact of business decisions on its people, customers, suppliers, communities and environment, ensuring a balance between purpose and profit.
Ampa, which employs more than 1,400 people over 18 hubs across the UK, is recruiting lateral hires and teams and proactively looking for like-minded businesses to join the group.