Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP is a leading Scottish law firm.

According to The Lawyer, Shepherd and Wedderburn is the fourth largest Scottish law firm by revenue (behind Dundas and Wilson, McGrigors and Maclay, Murray and Spens, and 67th largest in the United Kingdom overall. The firm has 69 partners and 550 staff overall.

Shepherd and Wedderburn's head offices are in Edinburgh, with other offices Glasgow, London and Aberdeen.

In 2013 The Lawyermagazine's Legal 500 (Oil and Gas) list described Shepherd and Wedderburn's lawyers as 'on a par with any Magic Circle firm'.


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Lobbying firms retained


  • Shepherd and Wedderburn, [We’re going deeper underground - consultation on access for shale and geothermal energy begins], 29 May 2014

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