Our highly regarded advice is sought by clients and legal peers alike. We add value not only through our legal insight but also by applying extensive practical experience to identify and manage risk appropriately.

Our group acts for developers, contractors, public authorities and lenders, in the UK and worldwide, providing advice in relation to: procurement advice and selection; drafting and negotiating; and dispute avoidance and resolution.

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn has "a good understanding of the construction industry" and provides" concise and easily understood advice.

  • Shepherd and Wedderburn offers a unique large practice experience to clients. Our experience is that the original partners involved on the initial call stay with, and lead the process from start to finish, acting with integrity, extreme knowledge, but equally approachable, often explaining complex legal matters in plain English.

  • We take their technical expertise at Shepherd and Wedderburn for granted. They all have very good knowledge of their own markets.


Wells Fargo
Advised on the purchase and development of Wells Fargo’s new European Headquarters in London, working as part of a composite team, comprising Wells Fargo personnel from London and the US, Sidley and CBRE.
HM UK Government
Advised as lead construction adviser in drafting major new Frameworks Agreement and contracts for up to £1 billion of UK infrastructure development.
City of Edinburgh Council
Advised on the construction contracts for the redevelopment of Meadowbank sports centre. Wider plans for the development site include the creation of affordable homes as part of the Council’s 21st Century Homes Project.
Advised the developer, for ten years, on all aspects of the £500 million redevelopment of Quartermile, Edinburgh, to create up to 900 residential units (including plot sales) and affordable housing units, as well as the necessary roads, utilities and other infrastructure (and commercial elements).
Kings Theatre
Advised on the £25 million redevelopment of 112-year-old city centre theatre, leading the drafting and negotiating of the construction documentation for the project.
Reach plc
Advised on all construction aspects of the redevelopment of the iconic Echo Building in Liverpool to create a 4-star Innside by Melia Hotel, together with rooftop skybar, office and retail space as part of a 298,160 sq ft development.
Merchant City (Glasgow) Development Company Ltd
Advised large scale residential investor on the construction aspects of its first site outside of London. A mixed-use scheme intended to include more than 600 homes for rent, alongside commercial and retail space.
West Dunbartonshire Council
Advised local authority on procurement of UK’s first large-scale water source heat pump district heating system.