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Shepherd and Wedderburn

1 EXCHANGE CRESCENT, CONFERENCE SQUARE, EDINBURGH, EH3 8UL, SCOTLAND
Tel:
Work 0131 228 9900
Fax:
Fax 0131 228 1222
DX:
551970 EDINBURGH-53
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com

Nigel Sievwright

Tel:
Work 0131 473 5426
Email:
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Infrastructure

Position

Nigel is a director in the Infrastructure team. He is qualified in Scotland and in England and Wales and has extensive experience advising on PPP, PFI, NPD and hub projects, with particular expertise in the health and education sectors. Nigel has taken an interest in service and payment mechanism related aspects of these projects and has substantial experience of providing advice to projects in the operational phase. He recently advised the funders of the new West Calder High School and the Gorbals and Woodside Health and Social Care Centres.  Nigel is currently advising on significant variations to health and education projects as well as projects being procured under Scotland’s hub initiative.

Career

Legal assistant, Royal Bank of Scotland Group 1998-2000; partner (from 2010), Tods Murray LLP 2001-2014; director, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP 2014 to date

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Law Society of England and Wales

Education

Blairgowrie High School; University of Edinburgh (1998 LLB Hons; 2001 Dip LP)

Leisure

Golf, skiing


Scotland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Projects

Within: Projects

Shepherd and Wedderburn covers a range of projects for public sector bodies, private sector bidders and funders. Projects involving district heating schemes are a notable growth area of the practice; Gareth Parry and practice head Rhona Harper are acting for West Dunbartonshire Council on the procurement of a water source heat pump district heating system at Queen’s Quay regeneration site in Glasgow. In another standout matter, Harper and Euan McLeod led a cross-practice team assisting City of Edinburgh Council with all legal aspects of the St James’ Quarter Growth Accelerator Model project; the team provided support on multiple issues, including state aid, construction, corporate and procurement. Stephen Colliston led the advice to Nord/LB on the £75m funding of the new East Lothian Community Hospital project. The team is also increasing its exposure to secondary market transactions and disputes associated with projects. Other key figures include Nigel Sievwright, who particularly specialises in health and education projects and handles operational issues such as latent defects. In 2016, John Gallacher joined from HBJ Gateley and Jamie Grant joined from MacRoberts LLP. Senior associate Euan Murray and associate Sarah Channin are also recommended.

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