Jamie Grant has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn’s top-ranked Real Estate and Infrastructure practice as a partner from MacRoberts where, for the last 23 years, he has been a partner. He joins the firm’s Glasgow office, just ahead of its relocation to a brand new Grade A 11 storey building in the city’s West Regent Street.

Jamie has decades of experience and in-depth expertise in property and environmental law (in particular in contaminated land) honed from advising clients in energy and renewables; infrastructure; ports and harbours and hotels and leisure. His projects have included onshore wind and hydro schemes, bio-mass and anaerobic digestion schemes, a tidal scheme and advising a landfill operator in the largest mineral ownership dispute to come before the Scottish courts in recent decades.  

Jamie’s expertise is a perfect fit for the 28 partner real estate and infrastructure team that he joins. The team acts for prestigious clients such as Taylor Wimpey, Miller Homes and British Land, and is well known for its work on high profile infrastructure and energy projects. Examples of these include advising on the MeyGen tidal array project, the world’s first commercially financed tidal project;  advising Viridor on its £177m development of a major energy recovery facility at Dunbar; and acting for the City of Edinburgh Council on its £100m plus sale of the landmark grade A Atria office and retail development in Edinburgh’s financial district.  

Of the appointment, Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive at Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “Jamie is a superb addition to our Real estate and Infrastructure team. He comes to us with a wealth of experience in not just one, but numerous sectors including energy and renewables; and hospitality and leisure, both key to our business. His appointment will bring immediate benefits to our cross-practice multi-disciplinary teams.”

Next month the firm will host Property 2016, the premier networking event for the property industry in Scotland.