By Ian McConnell

Scottish firm Shepherd and Wedderburn has promoted four of its lawyers to partner and two to legal director.

The promotions, which include three lawyers who began with the firm as trainees, will take effect from May 1.

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The newly assumed partners are property and infrastructure specialists Nigel Sievwright and Fraser Grant, commercial disputes specialist Matt Phillip, and health and safety and regulatory specialist Kevin Clancy.

Vikki Henderson and Peter Alderdice have been promoted to the post of legal director.

Mr Clancy joined Shepherd and Wedderburn as a trainee in 2006. Mr Phillip joined as a trainee in 2009.

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Ms Henderson joined the firm as a trainee in 2008.

Shepherd and Wedderburn managing partner Andrew Blain said: “These well-deserved promotions recognise our lawyers’ specialist expertise, their knowledge and understanding of the sectors in which they operate, and their ongoing commitment to building relationships of trust with our clients. We congratulate them on their achievement, and wish them every success as they embark on the next stage of their careers at Shepherd and Wedderburn.”