Enrights Solicitors was established by Walter John (W J) Enright in 1896.
W J Enright graduated from the University of Sydney, was fluent in French, Italian and German and also learnt two local aboriginal dialects. He would eventually become Mayor of Maitland (1906) and Chairman of the Maitland Hospital Board (1912).
W J Enright entered into partnership in 1925, and the firm was renamed to W J Enright & Skilton.
W J Enright was eventually joined by his son, Tony Enright, and, in 1942, the firm became known as W J Enright & Son. W J Enright’s grandson Chris Enright also became a solicitor and partner (and eventually an academic).