We are delighted to announce the appointment of Merrill April, one of the UK’s top employment lawyers, as a partner at CM Murray LLP. Merrill’s appointment will further strengthen CM Murray’s employer and senior executive focus and reinforces the firm’s reputation and bench strength in complex, high-value partnership issues.
With over 20 years’ experience, Merrill has developed an international employment law practice which covers both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has particular expertise advising both employers and senior executives on contentious workplace disputes, high value severance negotiations and managing exits smoothly. Merrill’s litigator background underpins her knowledge and strategic approach in negotiations and allows her to represent clients in the High Court and in tribunal cases, including in complex partnership disputes.
Merrill has a diverse client base spanning key sectors such as financial services and technology, consisting of both listed and private companies. She advises UK PLCs on hires and departures at board level, and on contractual and other issues that arise throughout the employment relationship, including in relation to whistleblowing and data protection. Merrill is instrumental in setting up their employment and HR structures to support their businesses, and she works closely with HR consultants and in-house HR teams, finance directors and in-house lawyers to achieve this objective.
Merrill’s appointment is the third addition to the CM Murray partnership in the past year as the firm continues to build on its premier reputation in Partnership and Employment law. This follows Beth Hale’s recent promotion to Partner and General Counsel in January 2019 and Zulon Begum’s appointment in Summer 2018 as Partner and Head of the firm’s non-contentious partnership practice.
Merrill can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and on +44 (0)207 933 9139.