Alison Rochester

Alison Rochester

Senior Associate


  • Business of Sport
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Trade and Commerce

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP



Alison assists clients in all sectors with their on-going business and trading requirements, both locally and internationally. Alison specialises in advising on all aspects of commercial contracts, including drafting tailored commercial agreements for the supply of goods and services (both long term agreements and standard terms and conditions), outsourcing agreements, services agreements, IT agreements, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain agreements and entry in to new markets, particularly export and import controls and sanctions.


Admitted in Scotland.

Areas of Practice

Business of Sport | Technology, Media and Telecoms | Trade and Commerce


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Does it Excuse Performance of my Contract?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, March 2020

  The UK Government believes that up to a fifth of the workforce may be off sick during the peak of a Coronavirus epidemic. It remains to be seen whether Coronavirus will affect that volume of people, but there are already clear signs of how it is disrupting the day-to-day operations of businesses in the UK and around the rest of the world...

Incoterms 2020: The New Rules Governing Global Freight Transportation
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, November 2019

On 1 January 2020, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will introduce its revised rules and trade terms governing global freight transport.  The Incoterms rules were first introduced by the ICC in 1936 to “establish commonly accepted definitions and rules related to the sale of goods between trading partners worldwide”, and now facilitate international trade valued in the trillions of dollars each year...