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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's group advises on all aspects of the initial procurement of projects, to design and construction, and then operation and maintenance. PPP, PFI, NPD and hub projects are among the cornerstones of the practice. In a particularly large-scale project in the social housing sector, Rhona Harper, Euan McLeod, and associates Lauren Thompson and associate Stephen Maughan, are acting for Wheatley Housing Group in the procurement and construction aspects of the £250m Transformational Regeneration Area project at Sighthill in Glasgow. Harper is also the lead adviser to States of Jersey on the procurement of its circa £250m Future Hospital Project. In 2017, team head Stephen Colliston (who has acted for funders in a number of projects recently) worked with director Nigel Sievwright and others to advise Nord/LB on DBFM schools projects at Carntyne & Blairdardie and West Calder, and also a DBFM health centres project at Gorbals and Woodside. Another notable area of activity for the firm, among others, is in renewable energy sector projects; Harper, Patricia Hawthorn and Colliston are part of the team which is advising the Acciona Industrial-led consortium on its bid for a 25-year contract to design, build and operate an energy-from-waste plant in Aberdeen. Senior associate Euan Murray and associate Sarah Channin are recommended.

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