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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Caroline Shand

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Caroline advises on all aspects of real estate matters but with a particular emphasis on institutional investment, property finance and commercial development acting for a wide variety of investors (including traditional pension funds, private equity and foreign investors) and lenders. She is dual qualified in both Scots and English law and her time spent working in London with a highly ranked Real Estate team has given her valuable additional experience, which assists in the large volume of cross-border matters she deals with. Caroline is regularly instructed by both clients and English and international law firms to deal with the Scottish end of cross-border matters in both property finance and portfolio investment where her City experience means she is able to deliver the highest levels of knowledge and service to both the client and referral law firm with a one team approach. She has also dealt with numerous commercial leasing transactions over the years for landlords and tenants in the office, industrial and retail/leisure sectors.


2004-2006 – Trainee Solicitor, Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh
2006-2011 – Solicitor, Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh
2011-2012 – Associate, Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh
2012-2014 – Associate, Nabarro LLP, London
2014 – Partner, Tods Murray LLP, Edinburgh
2014 – 2015 – Director, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
2015 – Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP


Law Society of Scotland (2005), Law Society of England & Wales (2011).


Fraserburgh Academy (1992 – 1998); University of Aberdeen (1998 – 2003) – LLB (Hons) with Options in Accountancy 2:1; PG Diploma in Legal Practice; Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (England & Wales) – Head I Property (2011)


Cycling, Hillwalking, Kayaking & Travel

Scotland: Real estate

Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow

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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