Shepherd and Wedderburn is legal advisor to the newly formed Cask Whisky Association (CWA), a new organisation established to create a safer environment for whisky enthusiasts and customers to buy and sell casks for investment.
Sam Clarke has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner in the real estate finance group. He brings over 16 years’ experience advising financial institutions, developers, investors and listed corporates on real estate finance transactions in the UK and Europe.
Shepherd and Wedderburn has reported seven per cent turnover growth to £66.7 million in the year to 30 April 2023, the sixth year of consecutive growth. Net profits (before partner distributions) grew three per cent to £27.1 million. The firm also announced that an exceptional bonus of f
Shepherd and Wedderburn’s banking and finance team has reported a busy 12 months. In the year to 30 April 2023, the team advised clients including banks, funds, financial institutions, alternative lenders, public bodies, corporate borrowers and sponsors, on over 140 deals with a total value of
Shepherd and Wedderburn has relocated its Edinburgh headquarters to the new Haymarket grade A office development, taking a lease of the top two floors of 9 Haymarket Square which it moved into in May. With an ‘A’ Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating, the move is aligned with the f
Iain Drummond analyses Lord Sandison’s recent opinion in Atalian Servest AMK Limited v BW (Electrical Contractors) Limited, an Outer House case which outlines the difficulty of challenging adjudicator’s decisions and the importance of precise drafting when deviating from standard form co
With Scotland and the rest of the UK continually missing housebuilding targets, Fraser Mitchell asks: what are the roadblocks to building? Figures from industry body Homes for Scotland indicate that there is currently a shortage of almost 100,000 hom
Throughout this year’s LGBT+ History Month, Shepherd & Wedderburn has produced a series of articles to celebrate LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to the production of film and cinema from ‘behind the lens’. The first article, written by Michelle Clement, focussed on the aesthe
The aim of LGBT+ History Month 2023’s theme, ‘Behind the Lens’, is to shine a light on and celebrate the contribution of members of the LGBT+ Community to television, cinema and film. Throughout the month, members of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s LGBTA+ Focus Group will produce a
The theme for this year’s LGBT+ History Month is ‘Behind the Lens’. Its aim is to celebrate LGBT+ people's contribution to the production of film and cinema from ‘behind the lens’. Roles that are celebrated include directors, producers, writers, score composers, artists
Shepherd and Wedderburn acted for Geoffrey Purcell in the sale of his Aberdeen based company, Kilkee Financial Services Limited, to AAB. Since Kilkee’s formation in 2002 it has matured to become a well-established firm in Aberdeen, catering to the financial needs of individuals and busin
Paul Young has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner in the infrastructure team, bringing to the firm and its clients over 10 years’ expertise, with a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Mr Young, who trained at Shepherd and Wedderburn and spent a numb
Shepherd and Wedderburn advised the management team of Graeme Duncan and James Burnett in connection with their acquisition of Murray Machinery Ltd. Established at Tarves, near Aberdeen, in 1979, Murray Machinery is a UK agricultural machinery manufacturer which specialises in material handling atta
Andrew Blain has been re-elected as managing partner of Shepherd and Wedderburn from 1 May 2023. Mr Blain was first elected managing partner in 2019 after joining Shepherd and Wedderburn in 1989 and becoming a partner in 1996. He led the firm's corporate practice from 2009 until 2019.