Commercial disputes specialist Philip Sewell has joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a partner, bringing 25 years’ experience to the firm’s Commercial Disputes and Regulation Division. 

Philip advises on contentious commercial matters, including insurance, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, landlord and tenant commercial fraud, health and safety, food safety and personal injury. He will be based in the firm’s London office and will work closely with Shepherd and Wedderburn’s dispute resolution specialists across its offices in the City of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Philip, who joins from Maclay Murray & Spens, previously headed McClure Naismith’s dispute resolution practice in London and has experience of advising clients on resolving commercial disputes across a range of fora, including traditional litigation, mediation/alternative dispute resolution and adjudication matters across the UK. His appointment further enhances Shepherd and Wedderburn’s capability to supply relevant, high quality contentious litigation support to its clients. 

Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive of Shepherd and Wedderburn, said: “We are delighted to welcome Philip to the firm. He is a highly-regarded commercial litigator with many years’ experience of advising clients operating in a range of sectors across a wide variety of disputes. Philip’s expertise will be an asset for many of our commercial clients, including those taking advantage of our funded litigation offering, which mitigates the financial risk of engaging in litigation.”