Gillian Carty > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Edinburgh, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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Commercial, Finance and Insolvency Disputes
Gillian is a partner in our Dispute Resolution practice and advises on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency matters with a particular focus on insolvency litigation, banking and finance litigation and debt recovery. She acts for a number of banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners and advises on a range of litigation matters including breach of fiduciary duty claims against directors; challenges by insolvency practitioners to pre-insolvency transactions; security and guarantee enforcement for secured and unsecured creditors as well as a variety of banking litigation and tax appeals. Gillian is a licensed insolvency practitioner and is accredited as a specialist in insolvency law by the Law Society of Scotland. She has worked on a number of high-profile insolvency assignments including advising the administrators of Heritable Bank (the Scottish subsidiary of the Icelandic bank, Landsbanki) and advising on the administration of legal practices. She is the lead client partner for the Insolvency Service advising on public interest litigation and directors’ misconduct and disqualification proceedings.
Trained Shepherd and Wedderburn; qualified 1995; assistant solicitor 1995-99; associate solicitor 1999-2001; partner 2001 to date. Publications of note: co-author of ‘Game v Springfield: Comparing the Treatment of Rent as an Administration Expense in Scotland and England’ published in International Corporate Rescue (2014).
Law Society of Scotland; licensed insolvency practitioner; accredited by Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in insolvency law. Director LawWorks Scotland.
Hutchesons Grammar School, Glasgow; University of Edinburgh (1993 LLB Hons Dip LP).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Shepherd and Wedderburn‘s experience spans transactional, financial and contentious restructuring and insolvency matters for a client roster, which includes large restructuring and insolvency specialists and a number of niche practices in Scotland. The practice is led by Glasgow-based Yvonne Brady, who has a particular focus on the reorganisation and disposal of distressed and insolvent businesses in the SME and mid-market sector. Other noteworthy individuals include contentious specialist Gillian Carty, Fiona McKerrell, who focuses on complex financial restructurings and advising directors of distressed companies; and senior associate Allana Sweeney, who handles distressed M&A work.
Shepherd and Wedderburn is well placed to handle a wide range of construction and contractual disputes, including breach of warranty. Insolvency practitioner Gillian Carty heads the ‘fantastic‘ team, which includes the frequently recommended John MacKenzie; he is particularly noted for his expertise in IP and IT disputes. Barbara Bolton left the team in November 2018 to work in-house.
- Commercial litigation - Scotland > Dispute resolution
- Insolvency and corporate recovery - Scotland > Finance
- Leading individuals - Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Agriculture and estates
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation
- Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy (excluding oil and gas)
- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Human resources > Pensions
- Real estate > Planning
- Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
- Real estate > Construction
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Public sector > Education
- Public sector > Health
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property
- Finance > Investment funds
- Public sector > Local government
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and executries
- Insurance > Professional negligence
- Projects, energy and natural resources > Projects
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Human resources > Employment
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Real estate > Social housing
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: elsewhere in Scotland