McGrigors senior partner Philip Burroughs said Wagland’s services had been engaged on a freelance basis to ‘review the way we interact with our internal advisers and [help to choose] spokespeople for the firm’.
Wagland could not be reached for comment, but Burroughs said he was working alongside McGrigors business development manager Amelia Sterling.
Wagland quit Clifford Chance in August after his job was downgraded and comms were cut back (PRWeek, 6 August).
His appointment at McGrigors is the second move in a communications revamp at the firm. Last month, it hired Grandfield to boost the profile of its corporate practice in the City (PRWeek, 17 September).
A general-practice firm, McGrigors claims to be the only law company in the UK to practice in all three of the country’s jurisdictions, through its offices in London, Belfast and Scotland.