Richard Leslie > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn
1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT
CONFERENCE SQUARE
EDINBURGH
EH3 8UL
Scotland

Work Department

Rural Business and Renewables

Position

Richard is a partner in the real estate team and specialises in rural and renewables work. He advises on the purchase and sale of rural property including estates, farms, crofts and country houses, agricultural leases, wind farms, hydro-electric and telecommunication mast leases, mineral prospecting leases and all aspects of law relating to land out with urban areas. Richard prefers to meet clients on their own ‘patch’ to gain a greater understanding of their business and legal requirements. Richard has a particular interest in all aspects of environmental work including renewable energy projects, nature conservation and contaminated land issues and he has acted in over 25 wind farm projects and a number of hydro-electric schemes. In Chambers and Partners 2015 client feedback included: ‘He was responsive, alert and gave good advice.’

Career

Trained Anderson Strathern; assistant 1997-2002; assistant, Murray Beith Murray 2002-2005; Tods Murray LLP 2005-2014 (partner from 2010); partner Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP 2014 to date.

Memberships

The Law Society of Scotland; Scottish convener, UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA).

Education

University of Cape Town (1986 BA Hons); University of Glasgow (1994 LLB); University of Edinburgh (1995 Dip LP).