Former Ince partner Paul Herring is to join the UK Defence Club in the newly created role of legal director.

Herring has been tasked with growing the freight defence and demurrage (FD&D) club’s international footprint and developing thought leadership in areas such as decarbonisation.

The move is a fresh start for Herring who has been with Ince for more than 43 years.

He was a partner and also held the position of chairman at a difficult time for the law firm shortly before it was acquired by now-owner Gordon Dadds.