Shepherd sheds partner to Pinsents’ booming Scots team

Pinsent Masons is ramping up its Scottish projects practice after a record year left its Edinburgh and Glasgow offices bursting at the seams.

Shepherd & Wedderburn partner David Nash is the latest high-profile lateral to join Pinsents.

Nash has a particularly strong background in the public sector. He was a senior solicitor in the Scottish Office for 13 years prior to joining Shepherd & Wedderburn.

Pinsents managing partner David Ryan told The Lawyer: “We’re an alternative to the established players in Scotland, not least because of out national and international reach.”

Technology and projects have been the firm’s key practice areas north of the border. The firm plans to continue growing organically and is looking to expand its financial services team and move to new offices in due course.