Ledingham loses another partner as Shepherd & Wedderburn swoops

Shepherd and Wedderburn has swooped on Scottish rival Ledingham Chalmers, poaching corporate finance specialist partner Helen Dickson for its growing Aberdeen office.

Dickson focuses on the oil and gas sector, acting for corporate clients, banks and equity houses on debt fundings, equity investments and restructuring transactions, as well as management buy outs, acquisitions and disposals.

Dickson’s appointment follows that of John Southworth as consultant to Shepherd and Wedderburn’s energy team.

Shepherd and Wedderburn chief executive Patrick Andrews said:
“[Dickson’s] appointment reinforces our plans to grow both our oil and gas practice and our Aberdeen office and will help us to build on the reputation we have already established in the Aberdeen market.”

The embattled Ledinghams was split in two last month when McGrigors shired the entire Aberdeen-based energy team plus energy-related corporate and property teams.

As revealed by The Lawyer today (13 February) Ledinghams’ two-partner Edinburgh-based property and social housing team, led by Philip Sim and Derek Hogg, has moved to McClure Naismith.