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Legal eagles set to fly from Inverness firm

By Ian Duncan

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George MacWilliam.
George MacWilliam.

TWO Inverness solicitors with a combined service of 88 years working in the legal profession are both now set to retire.

George MacWilliam and Ian MacDonald have both announced they are retiring from law firm Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie LLP (WJM).

Both men are originally from Inverness and have been with the firm of WJM since the company merged with MacArthur and Co in 2015.

Mr MacWilliam, who has worked in the legal profession for the past 40 years, has been working as part of WJM’s commercial property team in recent years.

This demanding role has seen him specialising in domestic and commercial property transactions as well as in the buying and selling of businesses and also the administration of wills and powers of attorney.

Mr MacDonald has been working with individual clients, families and family businesses to protect, manage and transfer property and assets through wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other structures.

He has also provided company secretarial services to clients.

Angus MacLeod, a partner at Wright, Johnston and Mackenzie LLP and head of the firm’s Inverness office which is based at Beechwood Park North, said: “Working with George and Ian has been an absolute pleasure.

“They’re two of the most respected solicitors in the Highlands who have each built up a fantastic reputation over the course of their careers.

“We’ll be incredibly sorry to see George and Ian leave the team.”

He added: “We’ve been working hand-in-glove over the last few years to ensure a smooth handover for all their clients.

“They’ve been instrumental in building the extremely strong team we have here in Inverness and will be leaving their clients in excellent hands.

“We wish them all the best in their well-deserved retirements and we’re sure they won’t be strangers to the WJM office.”

Ian MacDonald.
Ian MacDonald.

WJM will continue to handle all work for the two men’s roster of clients and ensure the ongoing safe storage and retention of all deeds and documents that the pair currently hold on their behalf.

With a strong private client team WJM provides wide-ranging advice on the complexities of areas such as inheritance tax planning, family business succession, trusts and asset protection as well as care fees, powers of attorney and adults with incapacity, wills and executory administration.

The firm also works in the commercial and corporate fields.

WJM has a history stretching back 165 years, with offices across Scotland.

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