Fiona McKerrell > Shepherd and Wedderburn > Glasgow, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Shepherd and Wedderburn
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Work Department

Corporate Restructuring and Recovery


Fiona is a specialist restructuring and insolvency lawyer and advises all classes of stakeholders on corporate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency matters. Her areas of expertise include acting for insolvency practitioners in formal insolvencies, advising lenders in respect of security enforcement, restructurings and managed exits and acting for corporates and boards of directors facing financial challenges. Fiona has experience of working across a significant number of sectors, with particular focus on professional service firms, energy, retail, transport and logistics and hospitality and leisure businesses. She is known for providing straight-talking commercial advice.

Admitted in Scotland


2000 to 2008 Associate from 2005, Dundas & Wilson (now CMS Cameron McKenna); 2008 to 2013 Partner, DLA Piper; 2013 to 2016 Partner, HBJ Gateley; 2016 to date Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP


ICAS registered insolvency practitioner


Joint Insolvency Board Exams – 2005, DiPLP, Law – 2000, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) – 1999


Hillwalking, cycling

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Fiona McKerrellShepherd and Wedderburn

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 CartyFiona McKerrell, who focuses on complex financial restructurings and advising directors of distressed companies; and senior associate Allana Sweeney, who handles distressed M&A work.