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Yvonne Brady

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Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Corporate Restructuring and Recovery


Yvonne is a specialist insolvency advisory and appointment lawyer who deals with all forms of insolvency related issues ranging from complex bankruptcy to group restructuring, debt advisory and formal appointment work.  Yvonne has a particular expertise in the SME and mid-market sectors across a number of sectors including education, retail, regulated businesses, hospitality and healthcare. She is noted for her jargon free style and ability to deliver client outcomes with minimal fuss.

Yvonne is a member of the Law Society’s Insolvency Solicitors Committee, she has been named Scotland’s Star Individual in the field of Corporate Recovery and Restructuring in the Chambers Directory 2017 (for the fifth consecutive year) and is described as “the most experienced recovery lawyer in Scotland”.


2009 to 2013 Partner, DLA Piper, 2013 to 2016 Partner, HBJ Gateley, 2016 to date Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP.


Law Society of Scotland, Law Society Accreditation Committee for Insolvency & Restructuring, Chair of Insolvency Specialist Conference 2016, Law Society Insolvency Committee


1982 Dip LP, University of Strathclyde, 1981 LLB (Hons), University of Strathclyde

Scotland: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Yvonne Brady - Shepherd and Wedderburn

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Shepherd and Wedderburn's 'strength across the partner base exceeds that of many other firms', and its heavyweight team is led by Yvonne Brady, who 'sets the benchmark for the level of support an adviser can provide'. In addition to Brady, the other highly rated partners in the core restructuring and insolvency team are Fiona McKerrell, Gillian Carty and Hamish Patrick. The group provides advice on a comprehensive range of matters, such as loan portfolio acquisitions and disposals, turnarounds and workouts, administrations and liquidations, and contentious insolvency situations. Real estate partner John Gallacher is knowledgeable about the property-related aspects of insolvencies.  Allana Sweeney and Andrew Scott are notable senior associates in the team. In 2017, Brady, Gallacher and Sweeney acted for FRP Advisory LLP in the pre-pack disposal of Pagan Osborne Limited's business to Thorntons Law LLP. A team led by Patrick advised the holders of US private placement bonds on the Scottish schemes of arrangement relating to Premier Oil Plc and Premier Oil UK Limited. Another highlight involved assisting KPMG LLP with the administration of Arran Aromatics (now known as AAL Realisations Limited).

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