Welcome to the firm

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen from which we advise clients across the world. We have a reputation for excellence. This is endorsed through independent and peer reviews, through which we are highly ranked in the pre-eminent legal directories.

With 78 partners and over 400 staff, we have the expertise, experience and depth of resource to deliver what our clients need.

Why Join Us

The future starts now, so they say. So let’s make it the one you’ve always wanted.

We know how important your career is. It is, after all, your big chance to fulfil both your professional and personal ambitions. That’s why we believe in giving our graduate trainees a fully-rounded legal experience, one that has its fair share of hard work and good fun.

So if you’re as serious about your career as we are, we’d love to hear from you. We offer traineeships, summer internships and work shadow days in our offices. Every place we offer is an opportunity to launch your career.

Why choose Shepherd and Wedderburn

  • We are a dynamic, forward-thinking firm where a team atmosphere is operated and encouraged
  • We have a supportive and well-structured trainee programme
  • We are specialists in chosen fields across the firm and this provides trainees with the opportunity to work with people at the top of their profession
  • We have a variety of high quality legal work and an impressive client list

Quality of Work

We are very fortunate to have a fantastic client list – and we work very hard to keep it that way. By delivering outstanding service and by developing and establishing good working relationships, we support the strategic aims and objectives of our clients. We believe that our client list reflects the depth, breadth and quality of expertise we offer.

Our sectors and expertise

Energy & Natural Resources Financial Institutions & Banking Real Estate & Infrastructure
Food & Drink Hospitality & Leisure Pharma & Life Sceinces
Public Sector Rural Family Business & Wealth
Public Sector Rural Family Business & Wealth


Charities Commercial and Dispute and Regulation Compliance and Corporate Governance
Construction and special projects Corporate Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
Corporate Tax Economic Regulation Employee Share Incentives
EU and Competiton Infrastructure and Projects Intellectual Property
International Arbitration Pensions Planning and Environment
Professional Negligence Private Client Technology, Media and Telecoms




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