Profit growth at Anglo-Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn jumped ahead of turnover in 2015-16, according to preliminary results released today.

In the year ending 30 April, pre-tax profits rose by 20% to £21.5m on revenues up 11% to £53m. The firm said it was its third consecutive year of growth. 

The UK-wide full service business and private client firm has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London.  

Chief executive Stephen Gibb (pictured) said: 'The past few years have seen solid growth in our core areas of corporate, real estate and dispute resolution and private client, and also continued substantial investment in areas which are now very much mainstream or key services.  

'We have seen particular growth in the digital and telecoms sectors during that period, with a number of our key specialisms – such as pensions and share schemes being particularly busy, with corporate restructuring increasingly so.'