Welcome to CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP provide confidential, strategic UK employment and partnership law advice to multi-national and UK corporations and senior executives, professional partnerships and partners.

Our employment law practice focuses primarily on sensitive City issues and international employment arrangements and disputes.

Partner exits, team moves, restrictive covenants and litigation are key aspects of our partnership law expertise.

Professional Practices Alliance

CM Murray LLP is a founder member of the Professional Practices Alliance, a unique multi-disciplinary alliance between leading independent legal and accountancy advisers to professional services firms. Other members of the alliance are Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP, Buzzacott LLP and Hierons LLP.   Members of the alliance advise on all key areas affecting professional practices including partnership. employment and corporate law, tax, accounting and compliance, to name a few.  The Alliance website can be found here and you can follow us on twitter at: @PartnershipAlln.

What the Directories say about Us


‘Outstanding boutique for contentious partnership work, esteemed for representing partners in team moves and individual exits. Exceptional experience in partner discrimination cases. Frequently advises US law firms on UK aspects of partnership law.’ Clare Murray: ‘Star Individual’; Susanne Foster: ‘Associates to Watch’ Chambers & Partners 2013

‘Specialist boutique CM Murray LLP is a popular choice when it comes to partner or team moves, and partnership litigation. Managing partner Clare Murray is consistently held up as a ‘lawyer of choice’ with a ‘skill set to die for’, and Bettina Bender is ‘extremely charming, efficient and capable’. Susanne Foster is ‘one of those rare senior associates who commands total respect and has real authority’. Clare Murray: ‘Leading Individual’ Legal 500 2013


‘Highly regarded for the quality of the work it undertakes on behalf of senior individuals, with a particular emphasis on team moves and discrimination cases. Also recognised for representing UK subsidiaries of foreign corporates.’ Bettina Bender: ‘Leading Individual (Employer & Senior Executives); Clare Murray: ‘Leading Individual (Senior Executives)’ Chambers & Partners 2014

‘CM Murray LLP has a strong reputation for litigation, in areas such as discrimination, whistle-blowing and team moves. Key client sectors on the employer side includes fashion and luxury brands, technology and engineering, and the firm has also acted for senior executives in the media and financial services sectors. Clare Murray is an ‘impressive’ individual’.’ Tier 1: Senior Executives. Clare Murray: ‘Leading Individual’ Legal 500 2013