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“‘Top-flight’…’Fantastic boutique’ CM Murray” Ranked Tier 1 for Partnership and Employment Law (Senior Executives) in Legal 500 and Named one of the Times Best Law Firms 2019

We are delighted to announce that Legal 500 have ranked CM Murray LLP in Tier 1 for both Partnership and Employment Law (Senior Executives). We have also been ranked for Employment (Employers).

In addition, we have been named as one of The Times Best Law Firms 2019 and have been “commended for employment”.

the best contentious partnership lawyers in the City

Legal 500

‘Top-flight’ boutique CM Murray LLP houses the best contentious partnership lawyers in the City

“The team is most known for advising international law firms and other professional services firms on partner exits, team moves, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing issues. It has developed a particular niche in handling sexual harassment allegations made by and against partners; a service that was greatly boosted in February 2018 by the arrival […] of Samantha Mangwana (who has ‘very strong expertise in discrimination cases’).

“‘Head and shoulders above her peers in the industry’, founding partner and team leader Clare Murray is the ‘go-to’ lawyer for partnership disputes and is noted for her ‘superb judgement’ and significant experience.

“‘Brilliant’ Sarah Chilton is recommended for international partnership disputes, while ‘excellent’ partner Anna Birtwistle specialises in advising partners in relation to restrictive covenants. David Fisher has significant experience in team moves, lateral hires and restrictive covenant enforcement. […] the team gained ‘highly capable’ non-contentious partnership expert Zulon Begum […].

“‘Fantastic boutique’ CM Murray LLP has ‘a reputation that can’t be beaten’ for senior executive work and ‘dominates the market in the partnership space’. 

“Managing partner and firm founder Clare Murray is ‘an outstanding lawyer’ and has particular expertise handling team moves, restrictive covenant issues, whistleblowing claims and discrimination cases. In a recent highlight, Anna Birtwistle and David Fisher acted for Public Concern at Work in litigation relating to the scope of whistleblowing legislation.

“Other key practitioners include ‘tough yet pragmatic opponent’ Sarah Chilton, the ‘stellar’ Esther Martin and Samantha Mangwana, who ‘wins clients’ confidence with a superb manner’.”

Managing partner Clare Murray and partner Samantha Mangwana are named as ‘Leading Individuals’, and partners Zulon Begum and Esther Martin are recognised as ‘Next Generation Lawyers’.

a reputation that can’t be beaten

The Times Best Law Firms 2019

We have been ‘commended for employment’ in The Times Best Law Firms 2019. Out of England and Wales’s 10,000-plus law firms, more than 500 received commendations, and those with the highest number of votes made it into The Times Best Law Firms 2019.

CM Murray is described as “a firm of specialist employment and partnership law advisers to multinational companies, professional partnerships, senior executives and professional services and hedge fund partners. Founded in 2006 by Clare Murray […], CM Murray has enjoyed rapid growth over the past year and now has 13 lawyers, including seven partners.

“CM Murray is the pre-eminent firm in relation to sexual harassment issues, and its founder and managing partner gave evidence to, and was subsequently appointed specialist adviser by, the House of Commons women and equalities select committee into its inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.”

If you would like to get in touch with us or have any queries about partnership or employment issues, please contact Clare Murray.