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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP  

Legal Services | Scotland

tel: +44 (0)141 566 9900 | fax: +44 (0)141 565 1222
191 West George Street | Glasgow | G2 2LB | Scotland

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP's Overview

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading Scottish-headquartered UK law firm and the only full-service, independent Scottish legal practice of scale with a London office.

Establishing long-standing relationships of trust, rooted in legal advice and client service of the highest quality, is our hallmark.

Founded in 1768, Shepherd and Wedderburn has been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy – from the expansion of Edinburgh’s financial services sector to, more recently, our work with Scotland’s first tech unicorn and on landmark clean energy projects. Our focus has always been firmly on the future, and on ensuring we maintain our proud tradition of supporting innovation, economic growth and international commerce.

Our lawyers are currently advising organisations active in more than 120 overseas jurisdictions and we are privileged to work with organisations and individuals in Scotland, the UK and abroad who are leaders in their industries and sectors.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a people business that values and rewards the contribution of colleagues across the firm. We are proud of our inclusive and collaborative culture, both internally and when working with clients, and are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity and social mobility.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1997
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 319

Languages: Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Malay, Punjabi, Spanish, 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



Amie Bain

Amie BainAssociate

Pamela Binnie

Pamela BinnieAssociate

Neil Casey

Neil CaseyAssociate

Gavin Charlton

Gavin CharltonSenior Associate

Chris Garden

Chris GardenAssociate

George McKinlay

George McKinlayLegal Director

Gillian Moore

Gillian MooreAssociate

Fiona Parker

Fiona ParkerSenior Associate

Susan Swan

Susan SwanSenior Associate

Allana Sweeney

Allana SweeneySenior Associate

John Townsend

John TownsendAssociate


John Elder

John ElderDirector

Sarah Leslie

Sarah LeslieSolicitor


COVID-19: Powers of Attorney and Living Wills
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, the Shepherd and Wedderburn private client team has been hard at work helping clients update their Wills and Powers of Attorney. While we all hope that the worst of this global pandemic is now behind us, recent weeks have brought various localised lockdowns and the expectation of a potential second wave, which may well coincide with the annual flu season. Faced with such circumstances, we would advise that putting a protective Power of Attorney in place is as essential as having an up-to-date Will, the considerations for which we outline in this overview article...

The Green Recovery – Coronavirus, Climate Change and the Dangers of Complacency
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2020

Article previously published in insider.co.uk Why are we not treating climate change like the pandemic? The COVID-19 pandemic has received 24/7 media coverage across the globe, and with good reason. Coronavirus has had a catastrophic impact, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, devastating our economies and materially changing the lives of millions as we try to adapt to the profound societal changes it has inflicted. Many will vividly remember watching Boris Johnston tell the nation on 23 March: “The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades...

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Shepherd and Wedderburn Commits to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2030 and Signs the Edinburgh Climate Compact
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2021

Shepherd and Wedderburn, the largest Scottish-headquartered UK law firm, has committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and signed the Edinburgh Climate Compact. The firm, which has been at the forefront of innovation in the clean energy sector for almost three decades, has adopted an enhanced sustainability strategy, underpinned by a ‘route map’ focused on reducing its Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Reporting Standard...

Dentons’ Private Client Team Joins Shepherd and Wedderburn
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2021

Dentons’ Scottish private client team is joining Shepherd and Wedderburn, creating one of Scotland’s largest private client practices and expanding the specialist asset protection, personal tax planning, trusts, executries and succession planning support available to clients. The arrival of the 20-strong team, led by partners Eleanor Kerr and Alexis Graham, both of whom are regarded as leaders in their field, will increase the size of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s private client practice to 46. The team, which joins Shepherd and Wedderburn on 1 April, and will continue to be based primarily in Glasgow, has a strong client base and reputation in the market...

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