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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

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Edinburgh, Scotland | London, England | Aberdeen, Scotland | Glasgow, 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: 173

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:-
  • Applus
  • Gamesa
  • Bord Gais Eireann
  • Covanta
  • Navitus Bay
  • Kyowa etc
  • Petroceltic International
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Alliance Trust
  • NAGE/Clydesdale Bank
  • Ministry of Defence
  • John Lewis
  • Amber Infrastructure
  • Baillie Gifford
  • Bowleven
  • British Land
  • Byzak
  • 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
  • ScottishPower
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • TEVA
  • The Actuarial Profession
  • The Miller Group



Peter Alderdice

Peter AlderdiceSenior Associate

Flora Asplin

Flora AsplinAssociate

Louise Ball

Louise BallAssociate

Heather Bird

Heather BirdAssociate

Alison Blair

Alison BlairAssociate

Neil Campbell

Neil CampbellAssociate

Sarah Channin

Sarah ChanninSenior Associate

Kevin Clancy

Kevin ClancySenior Associate

Neil Cowan

Neil CowanSenior Associate

Chris Devlin

Chris DevlinAssociate

Natasha Durkin

Natasha DurkinSenior Associate

Fiona Foster

Fiona FosterSenior Associate

Jane Graham

Jane GrahamSenior Associate

Sian Jefferies

Sian JefferiesSenior Associate

Gina Johnston

Gina JohnstonAssociate

Richard Jones

Richard JonesSenior Associate

David Lewis

David LewisSenior Associate

Rhona McGregor

Rhona McGregorSenior Associate

Ashley McLean

Ashley McLeanAssociate

Kirsteen Milne

Kirsteen MilneSenior Associate

Fraser Mitchell

Fraser MitchellSenior Associate

Joanna Monaghan

Joanna MonaghanSenior Associate

Euan Murray

Euan MurraySenior Associate

Fiona Parker

Fiona ParkerSenior Associate

Nicky Pascoe

Nicky PascoeSenior Associate

Emma Paton

Emma PatonAssociate

Lesley Proctor

Lesley ProctorSenior Associate

Andrew Scott

Andrew ScottSenior Associate

Ian Soppitt

Ian SoppittSenior Associate

Serena Weir

Serena WeirAssociate


Guy Harvey

Guy HarveyHead of Commercial Disputes

Peter Misselbrook

Peter MisselbrookHead of Rural Property

Ann Stewart

Ann StewartHead of Knowledge Management


Open Banking: where next for the UK banking sector?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2018

In 1527, two inhabitants of the Royal Burgh of Haddington lent 1800 merks to the Abbey of Melrose, to be repaid by the Abbey to their bankers, in what is understood to be the first recorded reference to bankers in Scotland. Fast-forward almost 500 years to the present day and modern banking would be unrecognisable to the burgesses of Haddington. Even reflecting on the past 50 years we have witnessed remarkable changes to the way in which we interact with banks – with the advent of automated teller machines (ATMs) in the 1970s, the roll-out of telephone banking in the 1980s and then online banking in the 1990s and, in the last decade, the arrival of mobile banking...

Brexit and continued participation in the EU's internal energy market
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2018

On 2 March 2018, Prime Minister Theresa May said the government wanted to, “secure broad energy cooperation with the EU”, including by, “exploring options for the UK’s continued participation in the EU’s internal energy market”. A few days earlier, on 26 February, Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, confirmed his commitment to the IEM and the need to “maintain our standards to ensure barrier-free trade of low carbon goods”. Support for IEM participation will be warmly welcomed by many UK energy sector stakeholders...

All articles submitted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP


Shepherd and Wedderburn appoints Head of Immigration to lead new department
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, June 2018

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP has appointed Jacqueline Moore to lead a new immigration department to support clients in the run-up to Brexit and beyond. Jacqueline will advise businesses and individuals in the UK and overseas on matters ranging from right to work, sponsor licenses, family and personal visas and British citizenship applications...

Shepherd and Wedderburn acts for FanDuel in sale to Paddy Power Betfair
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, May 2018

Shepherd and Wedderburn has acted as lead UK adviser to FanDuel on its sale to the global online sports betting and gaming group, Paddy Power Betfair. Corporate finance partner Stephen Trombala and associate John Morrison advised on the UK aspects of the transaction, supporting Todd Cleary and Ethan Lutske of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati - FanDuel's lead advisers in the United States...

All press submitted by Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

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