Shepherd & Wedderburn has hired real estate and renewables specialist Richard Turnbull as a partner.

Mr Turnbull, who will be based in the firm's Edinburgh office, joins from TLT, where he was a partner in the Real Estate group. He has previously worked at Pinsent Masons, CMS Cameron McKenna, Burges Salmon and Brodies. Dual qualified in Scots and English law, he specialises in the property aspects of energy transactions, and has extensive experience working for developers, landowners and funders across onshore and offshore wind, wave and tidal, biomass, solar, hydro and energy from waste developments. He also advises on major infrastructure projects, property finance, project acquisitions and disposals, among other matters.

Clare Foster, Shepherd & Wedderburn’s head of Clean Energy, commented: “Attracting a renewables real estate specialist of Richard’s calibre, with the experience he brings across so many clean energy sub-sectors and major projects, will be of major benefit to our clients and reflects the firm’s commitment to cementing our position as a market-leading clean energy practice.”