Shepherd & Wedderburn appoints new partner to Construction and special projects practice


Shepherd and Wedderburn appoint Gareth Parry
Shepherd and Wedderburn appoint Gareth Parry

UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has appointed of Gareth Parry to its Construction and Projects Practice. He has considerable expertise in major energy, regeneration and infrastructure projects, both in the UK and overseas

Stephen Gibb, Chief Executive, Shepherd and Wedderburn – which has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and London – said: “Gareth is a senior and high quality player in the Construction and Projects field, and we are delighted that he has agreed to join us.

“His technical expertise and extensive knowledge of construction and large scale projects, particularly in the energy sector, will further strengthen our market-leading credentials in successfully advising clients in these areas.

Parry’s 24 years in private practice spans periods at major law firms such as McGrigors and DLA Piper, serving as partner and heading construction teams in each, (14 years and 3 years respectively).

A prolific author in the field of construction regulation, Gareth co-wrote the Annotated Guide to the Construction Design and Management Regulations (Sweet & Maxwell), and is co-author of Scottish Engineering Contracts (Thomas Telford).

Gibb added: “In the last 12 months the Construction and Projects practice, has experienced tremendous growth across a wide range of sectors advising on projects worth over £2.6Bn. The team has advised on many major energy and infrastructure projects throughout the UK and beyond ranging from numerous office, industrial, retail and leisure projects as well as new hydro projects, hospitals, colleges, wave and tidal projects, wind farms, light rail, bridges and waste schemes.”

“We are looking to further grow this team in light of the number of new mandates and projects that have been won.”

Shepherd and Wedderburn has 63 partners, 183 other legal staff, and 155 support staff.

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