Dr Hamish Patrick > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Corporate – banking and finance.


Hamish is a partner in the finance and restructuring group and has a broad practice in debt finance and restructuring, including conventional corporate banking, asset finance, receivables finance, derivatives, capital markets, innovative funding structures and funding restructuring and reorganisation. He is also involved in policy, systems, regulatory and opinion work for financial institutions and in law reform with government and other public and private sector stakeholders. Hamish has, in particular, played a leading role throughout his career in the development of market standards and innovations in securitisation, in structured funding using Scottish limited partnerships and in cross-border mechanisms for restructuring and enforcement of debt, through co-ordinated insolvency and otherwise. Hamish’s clients include central institutions, UK clearing bank groups and European, North American, Asian and other financial institutions, funds and other funders as well as borrowers and public bodies. He has a PhD in cross-border security and insolvency and speaks and publishes regularly on finance, security and insolvency issues.


Tods Murray 1987-2014 (partner from 1992); partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP 2014 to date. Publications of note: European Cross-Border Insolvency (Scottish Chapter), Sweet & Maxwell; Cross-Border Insolvency (Scottish Chapter), Globe Law & Business.


Law Society of Scotland (banking committee member); Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3); Insolvency Lawyers Association; Steering Committee, English Secured Transactions Project; Consultative Committee, Scottish Law Commission Moveable Transactions Project. Publications of note: European Cross-Border Insolvency (Scottish Chapter), Sweet & Maxwell; Cross-Border Insolvency (Scottish Chapter), Globe Law & Business; The Law of Financial Collateral (Scottish Chapter), Edward Elgar


University of Edinburgh (1984 LLB Hons First Class; 1985 Dip LP; 1994 PhD).

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Hamish PatrickShepherd and Wedderburn

Shepherd and Wedderburn has a strong track record in financing transactions, demonstrated by its broad client roster of commercial and investment banks, corporate borrowers, sponsors and developers. The group also has varied sector expertise, acting across the energy and natural resources, real estate and infrastructure, food and drink, healthcare, hotels and leisure sectors. Fiona Buchanan heads up the group, which also fields consultant Graham Burnside, Andrew Kinnes, who specialises in banking, asset-based lending and securitisation work; and Clare Foster, who leads the firm’s clean energy practice and project finance team. Hamish Patrick heads up the firm’s financial sector group and has substantial expertise in the securitisation space.