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author: Corinne Staves

This article was first published in Law360 on March 24 2023. Since the launch late last year of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot, there have been numerous articles asking whether it or other forms of artificial intelligence will replace the need for lawyers, or even put them out of business altogether. In response to this […]

Following today’s Budget (15/03/2023), we have put together the top 5 takeaways for professional services firms from a legal and practical perspective. Headline corporation tax increasing to 25%. Low corporation tax rates have been cited as a reason for professional firms choosing a company structure over an LLP. This higher tax rate shifts this balance. Firms […]

30 April is the end of the year for many professional services firms. There are some things that firms need to do every year in these last few months as they approach year-end.  This year is arguably harder than usual. Partner Corinne Staves shares her top 10 housekeeping tips for Managing Partners below, and 1 extra top tip just […]

There has been much talk over recent years about the demise of the partnership model and whether it remains fit for purpose for professional services firms. Our partners Clare Murray, Zulon Begum and Corinne Staves discuss whether such proclamations are premature and debunk some myths about partnerships and LLPs, including those below, in this Ten(-ish) Minute Talk ‘In Praise Of Partnership’. […]

There is a lot to think about when partners are leaving firms and joining new ones, so partners and/or recruitment professionals could lose sight of the really fundamental points to consider.  As a reminder, Partner Corinne Staves shares her top tips for partner moves and exits below: Partner Exits – 5 Top Tips when Reviewing your Current Firm’s […]

In the next of our Ten-Minute Talk series, Partners Corinne Staves and Andrew Pavlovic discuss own interest conflicts for lawyers and law firms, with a particular emphasis on how they can arise through mistakes.  In particular, Corinne and Andrew discuss the following: If I make a mistake, do I have to tell the client? If so, what do I tell […]

Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) are most often considered relevant in relation to employees. But how do they apply in the context of firms? In the next of our Ten-Minute Talk series, Partner and General Counsel Beth Hale and Partner Corinne Staves discuss NDAs, with a particular focus on the key issues arising in Partnerships and what firms should take into […]

The UK is facing a period of considerable economic uncertainty. Compared to the past decade, everyone is feeling the effects of increased living costs, high inflation, high interest rates and a recession is on the way, if it is not already here. In this article, first published in IFA Magazine, Partner Corinne Staves considers how wealth management firms […]

CM Murray LLP is delighted to announce our rankings in the newly published Chambers and Partners UK 2023. Partnership: Band 1 What the team is known for: CM Murray offers extensive expert coverage of partnership matters, with particular emphasis on contentious work. The firm’s key strengths are in the legal and financial services sectors, with […]

We are delighted to share with you the recording of our recent webinar ‘SRA Sexual Misconduct Guidance – What Lawyers and Firms Need to Know’ . The panel discussion includes a detailed analysis of the key areas in the SRA guidance: When does the threshold for self-reporting apply?   The SRA’s view on the influence of […]