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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

Katie Russell

Tel:
Work 0131 473 5266
Email:
Web:
www.shepwedd.com/
Shepherd and Wedderburn

Work Department

Employment law

Position

Katie is a partner with the firm’s employment team. She has been practising in this area exclusively since 2005. Katie regularly advises a number of significant commercial clients including Baillie Gifford, Epic Games Inc, the University of Edinburgh, Genius Foods, Vallourec Oil & Gas UK, and the R&A. Katie provides strategic commercially astute advice which is solutions-focused. She is admitted in Scotland and in England & Wales and practiced in the City for over six years.

Career

2003 to 2006 Trainee then Assistant, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP; 2006 to 2012 Senior Associate (from 2009); Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London, 2012 to November 2015 Senior Associate (since 2015); Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, December 2015 to date Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Member

Law Society of Scotland; Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Law Group

Education

Strathaven Academy; University of Edinburgh (2001 First Class LLB Mixed Hons (Law and Accountancy; 2002 Dip LP); University of Texas, Austin (exchange year 1999/2000)

Leisure

Running, tennis


Scotland: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Shepherd and Wedderburn advises a variety of blue-chip corporates and university sector clients on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. The group has been appointed as the employment adviser to the University of Glasgow, and is on the University of Edinburgh’s panel. The practice is led by the ‘highly valuedNeil Maclean , who clients rate as ‘an expert in his field and adept at guiding clients robustly but supportively’. Katie Russell is representing BMI Regional in various disputes with former employees, defending claims brought in the Aberdeen and Nottingham employment tribunals. The group advised FRP Advisory on a number of matters, including the employment aspects of the pre-pack administration and sale of the defunct law firm, Pagan Osborne, to Thorntons LLP.  'The professional, approachable and extremely competent’ Andrew Holehouse is also recommended.

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