Liam Entwistle appointed chairman of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Liam Entwistle appointed chairman of Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie

Liam Entwistle and
Esme Macfarlane

Liam Entwistle has been appointed as chairman at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP (WJM), succeeding Colin Brass after 15 years in the role.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Entwistle said: “It is a huge privilege and with it comes the responsibility for upholding our brand values.

“We value our people, we’re client service driven and we are immensely proud of our service excellence and the trusted relationships we have built across a broad range of sectors.

“This year has brought unique challenges but as we move out of lockdown, areas such as employment, the law of contract and private client work are increasingly in demand, and our focus now remains firmly on guiding our clients as they implement their recovery strategies.”

Mr Entwistle is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is an accredited mediator.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP has also announced the promotion of energy lawyer Esme Macfarlane to senior associate.

Managing partner Fraser Gillies said: “Since joining us in 2016 Esme has become a key member of the renewables team. We have been extremely impressed with the way she has developed her technical skills and relationships with some of our biggest clients and we are delighted to be able to recognise her contribution with this promotion.”

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