MACARTHUR & CO ANNOUNCE MERGER WITH
WRIGHT, JOHNSTON & MACKENZIE LLP
MacArthur & Co. is pleased to announce a forthcoming merger with Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM) which will take effect from 1st February 2016.
The merged practice, which will be known as Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (incorporating MacArthur & Co), will have a combined turnover of over £7million.
All MacArthur & Co. employees are joining the merged practice and will be accommodated in new offices in Inverness from early next year.
The range of private client services including residential conveyancing and estate agency services across the Highlands, together with wills, executry administration and powers of attorney which we currently offer, will combine with WJM’s full range of legal services including corporate, commercial, family business, renewable energy, and employment expertise to provide a high quality legal services proposition for the Highlands and Islands.
MacArthur & Co’s Senior Partner, Ian MacDonald said, “We want to build on the strengths and heritage of both firms and have a shared vision to help clients achieve what they want for themselves, their families and their businesses with a practical, friendly and value for money approach”.
Angus MacLeod, a Corporate Partner at WJM’s Inverness office, says this is part of a joint long-term strategy to bring increased choice and breadth of legal technical expertise to the Highlands and Islands.
“Both firms have ambitions to grow the business and provide our clients with continuity of service and access to a wider range of expert legal services. These will be delivered by people with local knowledge who live and work in the Highlands with the support of the additional resources and infrastructure of WJM.”
The new firm will have 24 partners, 51 fee earners and 43 employees across its three offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.
Commenting on how the merger fits with the long-term strategic expansion of the firm, WJM Chief Executive Liam Entwistle said, “This exciting merger provides a strong platform for growth in the Highlands and Islands. There is a strong cultural fit and we believe this merger will give us a real competitive advantage.”