Kevin joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a trainee in 2006, qualifying in 2008. 

Kevin has experience advising public and private sector clients in relation to investigations conducted by regulators (such as the Health and Safety Executive, SEPA, the Forestry Commission, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency), as well as experience in civil and criminal court proceedings in a range of disputes, including:

  • Health and safety legislation breaches
  • Environmental offences
  • Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 offences
  • Fatal Accident Inquiries
  • Breaches of tax legislation
  • Insolvency (including the investigation and disqualification of directors)
  • Corporate crime and regulatory offences

In addition, Kevin is able to assist clients through his experience of understanding criminal proceedings from the prosecution perspective, having undertaken a secondment to the Crown Office (in 2017).  As a procurator fiscal depute, Kevin assisted both the Health and Safety Division and the Wildlife and Environmental Crime Unit. 

Kevin is a solicitor-advocate with civil rights of audience and has previously been appointed (August 2016 to July 2019) as temporary junior counsel to the Advocate General for Scotland. 

Kevin is also an undergraduate tutor for Delict at the University of Edinburgh (since 2010). 

Admitted in Scotland, and a member of the Association of Regulatory and Discipline Lawyers.

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  • Kevin Clancy is a first-rate solicitor. Highly technically astute but able to explain complex concepts in accessible language to the clientele. He is also able to bring to bear practical and commercial considerations which are often key to delivering effective legal advice.