Shepherd & Wedderburn celebrate 250th anniversary

Member News | 06.07.2018

Shepherd & Wedderburn celebrate 250th anniversary

By Paul Hally, Chairman, Shepherd and Wedderburn

On 6 July 1768, David Stewart was admitted as a Writer to the Signet, laying the foundations of the firm that became Shepherd and Wedderburn.

Since then, we have grown to become one of Scotland’s top independent law firms – with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Aberdeen – and our relationship with the business and financial sectors has endured and prospered. Our lawyers have been at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy – from the expansion of Edinburgh’s financial services sector and the privatisation of state industries to, more recently, our work on world-leading clean energy projects and with one of Scotland’s first tech unicorns.

This year is an important milestone for our firm, and an opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our clients and our contribution to their success. Our focus is firmly on the future, building on our proud heritage of excellent client service, supporting innovation, economic growth and international commerce. Establishing long-standing relationships of trust, founded on the highest quality legal advice and client service, is our hallmark.

To recognise our focus on clients, and the contribution they make to the economy, we have commissioned the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute to undertake a major research project, which we hope will help Scottish businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs address how to best position themselves for the future.

Our 250th anniversary year will also see us build upon the positive contribution our people have made to the communities in which we live and work, through the provision of pro bono legal advice, and our extensive programme of volunteering and financial support to a wide variety of charities.

To find out more about Shepherd and Wedderburn’s history, please visit our dedicated website. We will also provide you with further updates on our 250th activities over the next 12 months.

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Shepherd and Wedderburn, to thank you for putting your trust in the firm, and we look forward to you joining us on the next chapter of our story, and continuing to work with and support you in the years ahead.

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