The last year has been an eventful and successful one for Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP.

Renewables are particularly busy areas of work, and we have grown our team to accommodate demand.

We recently hosted our annual renewable energy seminar, an event that has become a must in the Scottish renewables calendar. 

This year, we dived deep into the theme of Reaching the Targets 2030, exploring the impact of NPF4, green hydrogen, battery storage, and access to the national grid. 

We were graced with some of the biggest names in the sector and maxed out our capacity with more than 140 stakeholders in attendance. 

Meanwhile, other areas of significant growth this year for our firm include insolvency work, commercial property, private client, and conflict resolution.

We were also proud to establish a dedicated drinks industry specialist team, involving colleagues from all five of our offices, to provide support to manufacturers, distillers, brewers, processers, distributors, and retailers alike. 

Aside from this, our commitment to nurturing talent and developing the skills of our team has seen the appointment of several new trainees, several newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors, and a number of greatly deserved partner promotions. 

We’ll have further announcements in relation to partner recruitment to make in the coming weeks. 

The most significant developments of all have taken place in the last three months, with the news of Irwin Mitchell’s proposed investment in WJM (subject to Financial Conduct Authority approval and contract). 

This will see our firms working in collaboration to provide a full suite of legal and financial services operating out of more than 20 locations across Scotland, England and Wales.

It was a landmark announcement and one that will allow us to significantly scale up our growth efforts and bring exciting new opportunities for our clients and team. 

The announcement of this merger was closely followed by the recent news that we have acquired Inverness law firm Macandrew & Jenkins WS Ltd, strengthening our firms’ collective service offering across a range of key sectors including property and private client work.

These exciting developments are part of our ambitious growth plans. We are moving forward and excited about the future.

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