Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP
Crescent House, Carnegie Campus, Enterprise Way
Phone: 01383 608203
Mobile: 07714 411412
WJM is a commercial law firm with offices in Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Salisbury.
We specialise in providing legal advice to successful entrepreneurs, owner and family managed businesses and those who invest in business and land. We also have a long history of acting for media, education and arts organisations.
We pride ourselves on delivering excellent service levels that are underpinned by an unswerving focus on getting the best result for our clients.
We aim to understand our clients’ business as much as we do the law. Knowledge of the law is useless unless it can be applied to achieve the best results for our clients’ business.
If we are instructed to act for you our priority will be to cut to the chase commercially and establish what really matters to you and your business then we will then crunch the detail and get your business done.
PARTNER - CORPORATE & INSOLVENCY
John is a Solicitor in Scotland, and one of the three founding partners back in 2003.
Based out of our offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline, he heads up our corporate and business strategies team. He offers corporate, business recovery, corporate finance and general commercial advice.
He is also a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and an Accredited Specialist in Insolvency Law, providing advice to both insolvency office holders and to businesses facing insolvency problems. John works closely with our colleagues in Avrio-Advocati, and is the former Secretary-General.
PARTNER - CORPORATE & TECHNOLOGY
Alison is a Solicitor in Scotland and a member of the firm. She works in our technology and creativity team and our corporate and business strategies team.
Based in Dunfermline, she provides advice to business clients to protect new innovations, and realise the value of their “intellectual property” - including copyright, designs, trademarks and patents. She also advises on buying and selling companies and businesses as well as corporate restructuring.
Alison is a director of both the Scottish Society for Computers and Law and the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.
In 2010, Alison graduated with an LLM in IT and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde.
PARTNER - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Michael is a Solicitor in Scotland and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He is a partner based out of our offices in Edinburgh and Dunfermline.
Michael is a partner in our property & infrastructure team. He gives legal advice to clients involved in the acquisition, development and disposal of major property assets, especially premises within industrial parks and commercial office blocks; acting for owners throughout Scotland in relation to utilisation and management of property assets; acting for tenants in negotiating and advising on commercial and retail leases; and the provision of Stamp Duty Land Tax advice. He has a particular interest in advising in property disputes, whether in respect of boundaries, leases or compulsory purchase orders.
Michael has tutored in both Commercial Leasing and Conveyancing at Edinburgh University Diploma Unit. He is the course tutor of CLT’s Specialist Paralegal Qualification in Commercial Conveyancing Practice. He is the author of “A Tenant’s Commercial Guide to Leasing Property in Scotland”.