Mr McGregor was described by the firm as “a highly experienced financial professional in the Court of Protection and Personal Injury field with a career spanning more than 20 years.”
He will be based in Brown Shipley’s London office and will report to client director Julian Hardiman.
Mr McGregor will work closely with Brown Shipley’s established Court of Protection teams in Manchester and London and will lead the firm’s specialist service to clients across the UK.
He joins the business from Arbuthnot Latham where he was Head of Court of Protection and personal injury.
Prior to this, he spent several years at Barclays Wealth and Investment where he was vice president of the Court of Protection Team, and prior to that 10 years at Towry specialising in Court of Protection and personal injury cases.
Guy Healey, head of private banking at Brown Shipley, said: “I am delighted that Richard has joined Brown Shipley.
“He has deep experience and expertise in the Court of Protection and personal injury field and will bring great value to our existing team.
“I am confident that he will build significantly upon our successful track record of serving our clients in this highly specialist area, through our integrated wealth management proposition.”
“This is just the latest high-quality hire as we look to add additional talent at all levels across the business.”
Commenting on his appointment Mr McGregor added: “Brown Shipley has an excellent track record providing wealth planning and investment management services to recipients of damages awards, spanning over ten years, and I look forward to building upon this.
“Protected parties and their legal representatives require a highly specialist service from a dedicated team, and I am excited to be joining a business with a clear growth trajectory and an ambition to innovate and evolve in order to best serve its clients.”
The new appointments are the latest in a series of senior hires following the appointment of new chief executive officer, Alan Mathewson, in April, followed by new chief investment officer, Toby Vaughan, and new legal counsel, Rachel Macfarlane, in August.