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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP  

Legal Services | Scotland

tel: +44 0131 228 9900 | fax: +44 0131 228 1222
1 Exchange Crescent | Edinburgh | EH3 8UL | Scotland

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP's Overview

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm, with 63 partners and some 350 staff. We have offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen. We provide corporate, commercial, public sector and private clients throughout the UK and abroad with a full range of legal services. Our client base includes not only large organisations, but also small and medium-sized enterprises, based both in the UK and increasingly further afield. Our approach is to acquire an in-depth understanding of our clients' businesses and the legal issues they face and to employ this knowledge in developing solutions-led advice.


  • Year this Office was Established: 1768
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 231

Languages: Danish, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu and Welsh

Areas of Practice
  • Asset Based Finance
  • Banking, Finance and Restructuring
  • Charities
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Construction and Special Projects
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Tax
  • Economic Regulation
  • Employee Share Incentives
  • Employment
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • EU and Competition
  • Information Management and Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Trusts
  • Mining and Resources
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pensions
  • Pharma and Lifesciences
  • Planning and Environment
  • PPP
  • Private Client
  • Privately Owned Business Solutions
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Law
  • Real Estate
  • Regulation and Markets
  • Renewables (on-shore and off-shore)
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Utilities
Representative Clients
The firm acts for corporate, commercial, public sector and private clients throughout the UK and abroad. Their impressive and expanding client base includes not only large, well-known organisations but also small and medium-sized enterprises, based both in the UK and increasingly further afield.Clients include:-
Bord Gais Eireann
Navitus Bay
Kyowa etc
Petroceltic International
Aberdeen Asset Management
Alliance Trust
NAGE/Clydesdale Bank
Ministry of Defence
John Lewis
Amber Infrastructure
Baillie Gifford
British Land
Chivas and Pernod Ricard
Cairn Energy Group
EEA/Leaf Clean Energy/Trading Emissions, Heineken
J Sainsbury's plc
London Development Agency
Mainstream Renewable Power
Numis Securities
The Royal & Ancient
Scottish Enterprise
Sir Robert McAlpine
Taylor Wimpey
The Actuarial Profession
The Miller Group


Farming Partnerships and the Importance of Succession Planning
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2016

Farms run as a family business tend to follow a partnership structure. However there is often a reluctance to commit the terms of the partnership to paper or else to keep the terms of an existing agreement up to date. However ensuring that your Partnership Agreement is up to date and reflects your wishes is essential for succession and tax planning purposes.Partnership Agreements Farming businesses can use different business structures. For example, they often start out as a sole trading business but as time goes on other family members may be included to form a farming partnership...

Brexit, Immigration an Free Movement: Issues for Employers
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2016

The effect of Brexit on EU nationals living and working in the United Kingdom will undoubtedly be of interest to many employers as things develop over the coming months. The provisions for leaving the EU are outlined in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which states that "Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements." The UK will remain part of the EU (and subject to EU rules and regulations) until Article 50 is triggered and the negotiations with other member states have concluded, or the two year notice period (or any agreed extended period) has elapsed...

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Execution in Counterpart – Shepherd and Wedderburn Give Evidence in Support
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2014

As noted in our earlier article, The Legal Writings (Counterparts and Delivery) (Scotland) Bill was introduced into the Delegated Powers and Law Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament. The Bill aims to introduce, amongst other things, execution in counterpart into Scots law. The Bill is currently at Stage 1 of the Parliamentary process and since its introduction the Committee has received written evidence from a number of parties in the legal sector, both north and south of the border. At the end of September Paul Hally and Dr...

Shepherd and Wedderburn acquire Scottish law firm,Tods Murray
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, October 2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn has today acquired out of administration the business and assets of Tods Murray, the Scottish law firm whose history spans 158 years. Tods Murray partners have agreed that the arrangement will preserve the maximum number of jobs and ensure continuity of service to clients. The arrangement will result in both an increased projected turnover and headcount at Shepherd and Wedderburn. Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive of Shepherd and Wedderburn stated: “We will be welcoming many new colleagues into our team, as part of Shepherd and Wedderburn...

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