Our real estate practice delivers an integrated service from project inception to completion and beyond. Lawyers in property, procurement, planning and environment, construction, corporate structures, funding, renewables, tax, health and safety, and disputes work together to ensure our clients realise their investment, development and occupational real estate needs.

We work with private and public organisations as well as a range of institutions and individuals. Our clients value the speed at which we pull together integrated, multidisciplinary teams that use their in-depth industry knowledge to get straight to the heart of a project, its issues and their individual needs.


Our service is based on technical excellence, commerciality of advice, responsiveness and capability.

  • Investments
  • Development
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Management and occupation
  • Dispute resolution
  • The property lawyers I use at Shepherd and Wedderburn inspire real confidence. I know they are protecting my interests and I can rely on them to reach a commercial conclusion.

  • Rated as "one of the best in Scotland" for commercial property work.

  • We get top notch advice without having to pay Magic Circle fees.

  • The 'excellent' team at Shepherd and Wedderburn has continued to strengthen its borrower client base...

  • We have always had a very high standard of service. They are extremely knowledgeable, extremely able and very diligent.

  • They're an absolute joy to deal with and they are fantastically bright. We are working with people who appear to be at the head of their game and are extremely customer-focused and friendly.

  • A very canny litigator, very good at looking at a potential claim or litigation from all possible angles and giving a balanced view.


Get Living
Advised on the purchase and development of what is set to be Scotland’s largest ever build-to-rent scheme (£200 million investment).
Tilstone/Warehouse REIT
Advised Tilstone/Warehouse REIT on the asset management of Queenslie Industrial Estate, Glasgow, and acquisition of the neighbouring Burntbroom Industrial Estate.
British Land plc / Hercules Unit Trust / Fort Kinnaird Limited Partnership
Sole legal adviser on Scottish property matters to one of Europe’s largest publicly-listed real estate companies.
Baillie Gifford & Co, Investment Managers
Advised an investment manager with assets of £196 billion, dealing with the most notable office letting in Edinburgh in 2018.
ArcLight Capital Partners
Sole legal adviser on the Scottish real estate aspects of the sale of North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd.
The University of Edinburgh
Advised The University of Edinburgh on major student accommodation projects.
The Instant Group
Advised The Instant Group in the expansion of its managed office portfolio, both in the UK and overseas.
Hermes Real Estate / Britel Fund
Sole adviser to Hermes Real Estate on the acquisition in Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter, one of Scotland’s largest deals of 2018.
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Advised the real estate fund in the £38 million purchase of hotels, restaurants and retail units.
Taylor Wimpey / Miller Homes
Advised some of the UK’s largest housebuilders on the majority of site acquisitions, disposals and strategic options in Scotland.
Reach plc
Advised on the forward funding of the Echo Building Liverpool, which is pre-let to Lemondo Ltd (the vehicle for the Innside by Melia brand).
Gatehouse Bank plc
Advised on the sale of the BT headquarters building at Sovereign Street, Leeds.
Fairbriar Developments Salford Ltd
Advised on the sale of Phases 1 and 2 of Middlewood Locks Manchester to Get Living, structured as a forward sale and forward funding of phased development.