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.

Services

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Experience

Get Living
Acting for Get Living in Scotland, advising 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
Acting for 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
Sole legal adviser to Baillie Gifford & Co on Scottish property matters, dealing with the most notable office letting in Edinburgh in 2018.
ArcLight Capital Partners
Sole legal adviser on Scottish real estate aspects of sale of North Sea Midstream Partners Ltd.
The University of Edinburgh
Advising the University of Edinburgh on major student accommodation projects.
Hermes Real Estate / Britel Fund
Sole adviser to Hermes Real Estate on acquisition in Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter, one of Scotland’s largest deals of 2018.
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Acting for real estate fund in the £38 million purchase of hotels, restaurants and retail units.
Taylor Wimpey / Miller Homes
Advising some of the UK’s largest housebuilders on the majority of site acquisitions, disposals and strategic options in Scotland.
Reach plc
Forward funding of the Echo Building Liverpool, which is pre-let to Lemondo Ltd (the vehicle for the Inside by Melia brand).
Gatehouse Bank plc
Sale of the BT headquarters building at Sovereign Street, Leeds.
Fairbriar Developments Salford Ltd
Sale of Phases 1 and 2 of Middlewood Locks Manchester to Get Living, structured as a forward sale and forward funding of phased development.