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London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership
Partnership - ranked: tier 1

CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP is a specialist UK partnership firm, with 'one of the legal world's strongest offerings in this area'. The group's main focus is contentious work, including partner conduct, performance, team movement and restrictive covenant issues, all of which are areas of expertise for Sarah Chilton and founding partner Clare Murray, who is noted by one client as 'one of the industry's most energetic and driven practitioners'. It is also developing an active non-contentious practice under the leadership of Zulon Begum; handling matters such as LLP agreement reviews, new law firm office set-ups, partner remuneration advice and review of partnership indemnity agreements and structures for both domestic and international law firm structures. David Fisher is another key name with experience in advising on partner team moves, lateral hires and the enforcement of partner restrictive covenants, while Samantha Mangwana draws on extensive experience in partnership litigation involving partner discrimination and whistleblowing claims, often working with Beth Hale, who was promoted to partner in January 2019. Esther Martin left the firm in 2019, going in-house at the Financial Ombudsman.

Practice head(s):Clare Murray; Sarah Chilton; Zulon Begum

Other key lawyers:David Fisher; Samantha Mangwana; Beth Hale; Merrill April

Testimonials

'What sets it apart is its phenomenal team of truly first-class individuals.'

'Clare Murray is an expert negotiator and the person you want on your side in a brawl.'

'A dynamic and enthusiastic team that really knows its stuff.'

'This is a specialist firm with the highest reputation in partnership issues, both traditional and LLP; they also address employment issues and the interface between the two.'

Work highlights

  • Gave evidence before the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee in its Inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace in January 2018.
  • Acting for a UK-headquartered, international law firm in a highly contentious partnership dispute relating to allegations of partner misconduct, sex discrimination and whistleblowing.
  • Advising a US law firm based in Washington, US, on the establishment of a new UK LLP of consultants.
  • Advising a Top 40 UK law firm on a significant partnership project involving amending its partnership and remuneration structure, a wholesale review of its LLP members’ agreement, drafting a new partner handbook and review and amendment of the firm’s partner indemnities.
  • Advised this global law firm on issues relating to partners based in London and the proposed recruitment of a team.
Leading individuals

Clare Murray - CM Murray LLP

Samantha Mangwana - CM Murray LLP

Next Generation Partners

Zulon Begum - CM Murray LLP

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers
Employment: employers - ranked: tier 5

CM Murray LLP

Specialist employment firm CM Murray LLP advises a range of multinational employers and senior executives on both domestic and cross-border matters. Sectors covered by the London firm include technology, manufacturing and financial services. Managing partner and firm founder Clare Murray leads the team - in 2018 she was appointed as an adviser to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee for its inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace. Other key members of the practice include David Fisher, who has expertise with regards to High Court injunctions, and former Memery Crystal LLP employment head Merrill April, who joined the firm in May 2019.

Practice head(s):Clare Murray

Other key lawyers:David Fisher; Merrill April

Work highlights

  • Gave evidence before the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee in its Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace in January 2018.
  • Advising an international family office setting up operations in London on its English employment law obligations.
  • Advised the London office of a Chinese online retailer of luxury goods on issues relating to the protection of its confidential information.
  • Providing regular and ongoing advice to a UK law firm client on highly sensitive internal employment matters.
  • Advising the board of a major sporting events company in relation to allegations of bullying made against a senior member of staff.
Leading individuals

Clare Murray - CM Murray LLP

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Employment: senior executives
Employment: senior executives - ranked: tier 1

CM Murray LLP

Specialist employment firm CM Murray LLP advises a range of multinational employers and senior executives on both domestic and cross-border matters. Sectors covered by the London firm include technology, manufacturing and financial services. Managing partner and firm founder Clare Murray leads the team - in 2018 she was appointed as an adviser to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Committee for its inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace. Other key members of the practice include David Fisher, who has expertise with regards to High Court injunctions, and former Memery Crystal LLP employment head Merrill April, who joined the firm in May 2019.

Practice head(s):Clare Murray

Other key lawyers:David Fisher; Merrill April

Work highlights

  • Gave evidence before the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee in its Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in the Workplace.
  • Advised the CEO of an international oil company in relation to potential claims for unfair dismissal and whistleblowing regarding fraud and corrupt practices of the parent company.
  • Represented a senior software sales executive in threatened litigation by his former employer following his move to a competitor and alleged breaches of confidentiality obligations and restrictive covenants.
  • Assisted an ex-senior executive of a global manufacturing company in relation to interim injunction proceedings brought against him in the High Court to support arbitration proceedings.
  • Acted for the senior executive of a business management consultancy, who was accused of breach of fiduciary and confidentiality duties.
Leading individuals

Clare Murray - CM Murray LLP

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