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Success for CM Murray LLP with Legal 500 2022 Results

CM Murray LLP is delighted to announce further success with our rankings in the newly published Legal 500 2022.

As a firm, we have ranked in Tier 1 for both Partnership and Employment: Senior Executives, and Tier 5 for Employment: Employers, with recognition for the following individuals:

Partnership – Tier 1

Sarah Chilton (Leading Individual)
Sarah Chilton is outstanding. Razor sharp, responsive, and a real fighter”

Clare Murray (Hall of Fame)
Clare Murray is, in my opinion, simply the best lawyer in her field in the United Kingdom”

“Clare Murray is an inspirational leader who sets the tone of excellence through an impressive work ethic and her own commitment to maintaining high standards.”

Zulon Begum (Next Generation Partner)
Zulon Begum combines a deep understanding of the governance of partnerships with a pragmatic approach to advising them”

David Fisher, Beth Hale, Emma Bartlett, Merrill April, Clare Murray and Pooja Dasgupta (Other Key Lawyers)

Clare Murray is a market leader. Beth Hale is always great.”

Merrill April is another partner and leader who sets a fine example of excellence in her own approach and in her mentoring of junior members of staff. Merrill’s experience and legal knowledge is invaluable.”

Pooja Dasgupta is a young lawyer who is also impressive in her output and attention to detail and who no doubt has a bright future in the business.”

Employment: Senior Executives – Tier 1

Emma Bartlett (Leading Individual)
“Exceptional in understanding the case details and bringing up the points that matter for winning. I had already been denied any chance of success during a painful and very stressful experience in facing a planned discriminatory dismissal. I was helpless, but I was very lucky to be introduced to Emma Bartlett. Her merit assessment was completely different from all others before, because she was very capable in exposing the true events beyond doubt amazingly from their own witnesses. Emma is extremely honest, truly a warrior to bring justice and never deterred. I admired her courage with her foresight of the sequence of events and forewarning in terms of time and cost.”

Clare Murray (Hall of Fame)
“Clare Murray is the leader. Very well known in employment circles. Somebody you can trust. She is always available, quick and pragmatic, business oriented, talented negotiator.”

“Clare Murray – entrepreneurial mind, immaculate understanding of complex employment disputes.”

Sarah Chilton (Next Generation Partner)
“Sarah Chilton – dedicated, smooth and strategic negotiator.”

 “Sarah Chilton is ‘calm under pressure, pragmatic yet not afraid of a fight.’”

Sarah Chilton, Emma Bartlett, David Fisher, Beth Hale, Pia Sanchez and Louise O’Connor (Other Key Lawyers)

‘The only firm I know with this kind of specialised practice. Clare Murray, Sarah Chilton and Pia Sanchez are just a few of many outstanding labour law specialists at the firm.’

Beth Hale – absolutely skilled and intelligent.”

“Strong expertise in both the subject matter and the process of dealing with executive compensation negotiations. You can see right away that this is a team that has long and established experience in this space. Both Merrill April and Louise O’Connor were available, reactive and supportive throughout the work. They were a good source of advice and direction throughout my negotiations.”

David Fisher has ‘significant experience working with senior executives, especially with exit and on-boarding strategies.’”

“Other highly rated team members ‘who tackle complex matters and make it look easy’ include David Fisher, Sarah Chilton, Beth Hale and senior consultant Pia Sanchez.”

Employment: Employers – Tier 5

Merrill April, David Fisher, Sarah Chilton, Beth Hale (Other Key Lawyers)

Clare Murray is clearly a leader in her field. Not only is she exceptionally bright and knowledgeable, she brings a sense of calm to any case and is always extremely balanced in her views and well-reasoned and pragmatic. Beth Hale is also an extremely talented lawyer – she has a no-nonsense straightforward approach with clients and always goes the extra mile to get things done. Again, a very knowledgeable and approachable individual to work with.”

Clare Murray, Beth Hale and Sarah Chilton – all outstanding leaders in their field.”


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