Our market-leading litigation and dispute resolution practice draws on the specialist knowledge of lawyers independently recognised as leaders in their field, with years of experience successfully advising clients on how best to resolve the full spectrum of disputes. 

Our outstanding team of practitioners, which includes four Solicitor Advocates, has the specialist experience and expertise to represent clients in some of the most high-profile, complex and high value litigation in the UK before the Court of Session and the High Court as well as in conducting cases before the sheriff and county courts and in a range of specialist courts and tribunals.

We fight our clients’ corner in court where necessary, however we also proactively seek to resolve disputes without having to go to court by using various forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, adjudication and expert determination.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is also at the forefront of litigation funding, and maintains strong relationships with a wide range of funders in the market, allowing us to provide our clients with a variety of funding options. 

Our team is top ranked in the independent Legal 500 directory, with the latest edition of Chambers and Partners commending an “excellent and well-managed internal network of highly skilled lawyers who share a common style and culture” and provide “pragmatic, highly professional” and “valued” input. This, comments the directory, is a “respected team that is frequently instructed on high-profile matters by a loyal roster of clients”.

These longstanding relationships of trust with our clients are the foundation of our practice. We focus on delivering client satisfaction and top-quality, value-driven legal advice, with cost management always at the forefront of our service offering. We work in partnership with our clients to identify and assess the risks they face – whether financial or reputational – to deliver workable solutions. Our clients range from publicly-listed companies, multi-nationals and large corporates to financial institutions, public sector bodies, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), trustees and individuals. 

We have expertise in all areas of dispute resolution, including:

  • complex, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional matters;
  • professional negligence;
  • intellectual property;
  • insolvency;
  • pensions;
  • property, infrastructure and construction;
  • trusts, executry and probate, and 
  • regulatory and competition matters. 

For more information, please contact our head of department, Gillian Carty

  • Team of really great lawyers with a wide spread of different expertise and interests.