Leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn today announced the appointment of a three partner team to their leading Restructuring and Insolvency practice. Yvonne Brady, Fiona McKerrell and John Gallacher join Shepherd and Wedderburn in the New Year from HBJ Gateley.

Yvonne, who will become Head of the Shepherd and Wedderburn team, is described by peers in the leading independent legal directory, Chambers and Partners, as "the most experienced recovery lawyer in Scotland”. Together with Fiona who is well known in the insolvency arena; and John who has particular expertise in distressed property finance lending, this trio combine with the existing team to create an unrivalled offering in Scotland. 

Yvonne commented: “Shepherd and Wedderburn has a fantastic pedigree in the restructuring and insolvency market and I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to head up a large and talented team which boasts top ranked lawyers”.

With over 30 years’ experience in the insolvency and restructuring market, advising banks, corporate lenders and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of corporate restructuring and formal insolvency, Yvonne has been retained to advise on many of the most significant restructuring and insolvency mandates in Scotland in recent years. She is regarded by many in insolvency and restructuring circles as peerless in relation to her comprehensive knowledge and expertise.

Commenting on the appointments, Shepherd and Wedderburn Chairman, Paul Hally said:  “Yvonne Brady has become the byword for technical and commercial excellence by restructuring teams throughout the UK banking sector.”

“With just three firms in Scotland top ranked for insolvency, the appointments of Yvonne, Fiona and John consolidate the market-leading position of the restructuring and insolvency practice at Shepherd and Wedderburn in Scotland and as a major player across the rest of the UK.”