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David Mitchell

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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David is a partner specialising in property. He advises a broad based commercial practice including British Land, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, BlackRock, CBRE Global Investors, Hermes Investment Management, William Pears Group, LondonMetric, Warehouse Reit plc/Tilstone and Palmer Capital. He has particular experience in the field of development having been involved in a number of significant office, retail and mixed use projects across Scotland. In addition David heads up the real estate function of the firm’s restructuring and insolvency group and advises a number of UK banks and insolvency practitioners on the property aspects of restructuring and insolvency. In Chambers and Partners 2015 clients describe him as ‘responsive, and he always acts in our best interests.’


Trained Shepherd and Wedderburn 1996; admitted as a solicitor in Scotland 1997; assistant 1998; associate 2003; partner 2006.


Law Society of Scotland.


Aberdeen University (1995 LLB Hons; 1996 Dip LP).


Cycling, golf, football.

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Within: Leading individuals

David Mitchell - Shepherd and Wedderburn

Within: Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Shepherd and Wedderburn has a first-rate reputation and an extensive track record in commercial and residential development, leasing, property investments and acquisitions, real estate finance and regeneration projects. Its diverse client roster includes names such as John Lewis, Investec, the University of Edinburgh and Hermes. In 2016, the firm acted for City of Edinburgh Council on the £105m sale of Atria One to a German investment company, and also advised Cirrus Logic on the letting of Quartermile 4. Elsewhere, David Mitchell, senior associate Rhona McGregor and associate Hannah Swinton handled a number of mandates for British Land and Hercules Unit Trust, including the sale of Cuckoo Bridge Retail Park in Dumfries to NewRiver Retail, and various retail lettings at Glasgow Fort, Inverness Shopping Park and Fort Kinnaird. Mitchell and Nick Ryden jointly head the practice, which includes distressed property expert John Gallacher, who is experienced in real estate asset recovery and reconstruction assignments; and Caroline Shand, who is recommended for her expertise handling the Scottish aspects of cross-border portfolio investment and finance transactions. Andrew Hall, James Dobie and Scott Ritchie are also recommended. The team was joined in 2016 by Jamie Grant from MacRoberts LLP and Michael Anderson from The Commercial Law Practice LLP, which was acquired by the firm. Stuart Rowson departed for Lindsays.

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