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Wright Johnston & Mackenzie merges with CCW

Wright Johnston and Mackenzie

New team: CW partners John Clarke, Stephen Cotton, Alison Marshall and Michael Dewar with (centre) Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie managing partner Fraser Gillies 


Law firm Wright Johnston & Mackenzie is merging its east coast practice with CCW Business Lawyers.

The combined practice will operate under the Wright Johnston & Mackenzie name and is the latest in a series of mergers which it says “further strengthens the firm’s national footprint.”

Four partners and eight employees from CCW’s Edinburgh and Dunfermline offices will be joining WJM and following recent promotions the merger will take WJM to 31 partners and 60 fee earners. It takes effect from December.

Fraser Gillies, WJM’s managing partner, said there were “clear synergies in our client bases amongst the SME, owner managed and family business sectors.

“Both our firms share a substantial heritage combined with a modern outlook on the delivery of legal services”.

CCW’s managing partner John Clarke said: “Merging with WJM is the perfect solution for CCW’s clients, staff and partners.

“Not only does it ensure continuity for at least the next 15 years – CCW having just had its 15th birthday – but, through our new colleagues in WJM we will be able to offer CCW’s existing clients an extended range of services.”

Gillies added: “The merger with CCW consolidates our existing Edinburgh practice, gives us a presence in Dunfermline, and gives us a fantastic platform for continued growth. We’re delighted to welcome John, Stephen, Alison and Michael and their teams in to WJM.”

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