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author: Corinne Staves

At the end of February HMRC updated its guidance on the salaried member tax rules. The changes focus on Condition C, in connection with which many firms have asked their fixed share partners to make substantial capital contributions. Many are worried that there may need to be a significant change in approach, particularly for fixed […]

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HMRC has recently updated its guidance on the salaried member tax rules. The key consequence is that LLPs which rely on the contribution of capital to be confident that members are not taxed as employees need to review, and potentially change, their approach. In the simplest terms, the salaried member rules required LLP members to […]

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In this Ten-Minute Talk, Partners Corinne Staves and Zulon Begum speak with legal recruitment expert Stephen Rodney, founder of IntoGreat Coaching, about how to ensure the effective integration of lateral partner hires in law firms. Key discussion points from this Ten-Minute Talk: How effective are lateral hires within law firms overall? Are firms and individuals getting it right and what improvements […]

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In this news alert, we bring you a round up of our top 5 most popular Partnership and Regulatory Law content from 2023. What Are The Key Aspects of LLP Agreements That Firms Need to Update in the Current Climate? – Ten(-ish) Minute Talk   In this Ten-(ish) Minute Talk, Managing Partner Clare Murray and Partner Zulon Begum discuss […]

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Law firm mergers- a workshop for law firm leaders: A Professional Practices Alliance (PPA) Event – 29 November 2023 – 14.00 GMT

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A new economic crime levy is payable by firms with turnover over £10.2m. The deadline for registration and the first annual payment is 30 September 2023, after which, it will be payable on an annual basis, provided the firm is still liable to pay. In this alert, non-contentious partnership law Partner, Corinne Staves, provides an overview […]

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This article was first published in Solicitors Journal on 4 July 2023. An international merger can create a sensational headline when two prominent global law firms join forces or when two single-jurisdiction firms merge to expand their reach or safeguard their operations, such as IP firms seeking a presence in continental Europe after Brexit. Nonetheless, […]

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As 2023 progresses, the trend for law firm merger activity seems set to continue. Whether you are two elite global law firms planning a transatlantic tie-up, or a well-established national firm looking to implement your growth strategy through the acquisition of successfully smaller practices, the process is remarkably similar. Remember, a merger is a means […]

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We are delighted to share with you the recording of our recent webinar, ‘Is Your Firm prepared for the Financial Year Ahead? Key Trends and Challenges for Professional Services Firms in 2023/24’, in which our expert panel discuss the financial year ahead for professional services firms. In this webinar, you can hear from Chair, Corinne Staves (CM Murray LLP), and speakers Robert […]

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We are delighted to present this podcast focusing on trends in international law firm expansion, with Partners Corinne Staves and Zulon Begum and special guest, Robert Bata, Founder and Principal of WarwickPlace Legal. In this detailed Q&A led by Corinne, with leading experts Robert and Zulon, the fascinating and wide-ranging discussion covers (among other things): Recent trends in law firm international expansion Liberalisation […]

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