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Eversheds Sutherland

Scotland > Employment > Employment Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland's client roster consisting of national and international companies benefits from the group’s renowned capabilities in the energy sector, due not least to the specialism of practice head Euan Smith in this space; he splits his time between Edinburgh and Newcastle. Dawn Dickson's expertise extends to the industrial sector and employment law matters at the intersection with data protection. Recent contentious work includes employment tribunal support pertaining to whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, while typical non-contentious instructions involve strategic HR, transactional and TUPE advice.

Practice head(s):

Euan Smith

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Petrofac Facilities Management

Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd

Macdonald Hotels

Petroleum Experts

KCA Deutag Drilling

Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd

Shin Etsu Handotai

Jabil Inc

Insight Direct (UK) Ltd

The Kitchin Group


Rowan Alba

Liontrust Asset Management plc

Scotland > Real estate > Commercial property: Edinburgh and Glasgow Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland directs particular emphasis towards development, investment, corporate occupier and finance work, though also has a strong track record in leasing and portfolio management affairs. Drawing on his dual qualification in England and Scotland, team head Steven Dick handles an abundance of development deals; his practice places particular focus on the energy transition.

Practice head(s):

Steven Dick

Other key lawyers:

Christine Barnsley; Fiona Linklater; Alisdair Jamieson


‘Knowledgeable and quick to respond.’

Key clients

Legal & General



Gresham House Plc

Wm Morrison

Northland Power

Goodstone Living

EDF Energy

Lloyds Banking Group

Precis Capital

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited

Industria Resources

Next Plc

Mitchells & Butlers Retail Limited

National Grid

Technip FMC

CVS UK Limited

UK Finance Limited

GlaxoSmithKline Plc

EVH Finance Limited

Elite Partners Capital

Roxy Leisure

Work highlights

Eversheds Sutherland has a culture of, and commitment to, client service excellence. It is known for its commercial awareness, the quality of its legal advice and its bespoke, innovative solutions, as well as the sector knowledge it brings to its clients.

The firm: As its clients expand globally, Eversheds Sutherland is there to support them. Its lawyers around the globe are united by its vision, values and understanding of clients’ businesses and their needs. The firm provides legal advice of the highest quality whether it is operating within country or across borders from its 60+ offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. Through its recent combination in the US, its increased capability in Singapore and its regional alliances, Eversheds Sutherland is ideally placed to support clients when they need it, where they need it.

Quality: consistently recognised by the leading independent legal guides, the firm understands the needs of clients in all sectors. As a modern, progressive law firm, Eversheds Sutherland sets itself apart through its people, culture and its attitude to change. Quality is a matter of personal pride to everyone. The firm has invested greatly in the training and development of its lawyers to ensure only the highest calibre individuals represent its clients’ businesses. The drive for quality means Eversheds Sutherland is able to provide innovative solutions to the most complex and high-profile legal problems.

Client relationships: the firm’s diverse client base ranges from small- and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals. It acts for 71 of the US Fortune 100; 57 of the FTSE 100; 119 of the Fortune 200 and 85 of the FTSE mid-250. It is on the panels of more than 25 major banks and several hundred global corporations. The firm works for some of the world’s largest companies including GE, Facebook, Microsoft, Siemens and The Coca-Cola Company.

Its lawyers are accessible, engaged and responsive. Eversheds Sutherland serves its clients as trusted advisers and cultivates deep and genuine relationships offering highly commercial insight and expertise across sectors and around the world.

Innovation: collaborative working and innovative thinking is encouraged and supported at all levels, meaning that clients enjoy an offering that is constantly evolving and improving to meet their changing needs. This has led to pioneering approaches to the law such as genuine project management and measurement of results that lead to cost predictability and control. In particular, the firm is noted for effectively delivering complex, multinational legal services through one point of contact.

Types of work undertaken: Sector focus: the firm prioritises building long-term client relationships. Its commitment to understanding each client’s business is underpinned by vast sector knowledge gained from years of experience. This sector focus gives the firm the means to offer clients advice that is commercial and pragmatic. Around 90% of its revenue is derived from its key sectors. This approach has established it as a trusted advisor in many sectors, including: consumer; diversified industrials; education; energy and natural resources; financial institutions; health and life sciences; public sector; real estate; sport; TMT and transport.

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior office partner Hazel Tait
Number of UK partners : 308
Number of other UK fee-earners : 837