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author: Clare Murray

The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have brought into sharp focus the prevalence of misconduct allegations against partners in the professional services sectors.

It is crucial that firms safeguard the goodwill in their business following a partner’s departure, by ensuring that any retiring partner restrictive covenants are enforceable as far as possible.

The success and stability of any professional services firm will often depend on its ability to retain its best people. There are of course many “push” and “pull” factors (some of which will be outside the firm’s control) that will determine whether some partners remain committed to a firm. Long-term home working during the pandemic […]

The LLP Agreement of any professional firm is a living document, as it is a constant reference point throughout the business cycle of the firm. As well as containing day-to-day management and decision-making provisions, an LLP Agreement needs to adequately address all of the crucial junctures commonly faced by professional services firms, for example partner […]

In the current climate of global uncertainty and with many firms facing a dip in revenue and PEP, some are inevitably reviewing their partner ranks. Some partners perceived to be underperforming are facing the prospect of their teams, reporting lines and responsibilities being negatively restructured; others are staring down the barrel of de- equitisation or […]

To coincide with International Women’s Day 2021, CM Murray LLP has joined together to pledge our support for the #ChooseToChallenge campaign, which reminds us that each of us are the most effective ambassadors for change and that we can use this opportunity to call out gender bias and inequality. This is also a chance to […]

It is legal directory submission time again, the most important PR exercise of the year for firms and individual lawyers.  Practices are built, promotions secured, and opportunities gifted on the back of legal directory rankings. And the person who holds the pen in those submissions, holds the career of colleagues and the future leadership diversity […]

CM Murray LLP is delighted to announce that Managing Partner Clare Murray has been named Lawyer of the Year for Labour & Employment at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2020. Who’s Who Legal celebrates the world’s leading lawyers, presenting awards to the firms and individuals that have performed exceptionally well in their in-depth research. Clare […]

CM Murray LLP is delighted to announce further success with our rankings in the newly published Chambers and Partners 2021, with all six of our partners being ranked in the legal directory. As a firm, we have ranked in Band 1 for both Partnership and Employment: Senior Executive, with our individual rankings as follows: Employment: […]

It’s 4.30pm on a Friday evening. An email hits your inbox. It is a detailed complaint from a staff member about harassment allegedly committed against them by one of the Firm’s senior partners or LLP members. How should the Firm respond? What steps is the Firm required to take? Who must the Firm notify? These […]