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CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP specialises in UK employment and partnership law.

Employment Law

We have a market-leading reputation for representing multinational employers with UK operations (in particular US, German and Swiss businesses), and senior executives, founders and employers, in predominantly multi-jurisdictional matters. We advise on the full range of UK and cross-border human resources issues, as well as expatriate and senior executive appointment and severance issues.

Partnership Law

We are highly regarded for our partnership law expertise, particularly in advising US and UK law firms and their partners, and hedge fund and investment management partners on sensitive and complex cross-border partnership law issues, and regularly deal with partnership disputes, as well as non-contentious partnership matters, including advising on LLP agreements, mergers and corporate governance in partnerships.


We specialise in advising on

  • Employment aspects of business acquisitions
  • Managing employee conduct and performance issues, including investigation and disciplinary processes
  • Individual and collective redundancies
  • Drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Managing employer response to team moves, including related litigation
  • Discrimination and whistleblowing claims
  • Senior executive appointments and terminations
  • Drafting employee contracts and service agreements, and staff handbooks
  • Workforce restructurings and business transfers
  • LLP agreement reviews
  • New law firm office set ups
  • Partner remuneration
  • Partnership indemnity agreements and structures in an international law firm structure
  • International partnership mergers and acquisitions
  • Partner appointments and terminations

International expertise

The majority of our work is cross-border. We act for a number of US and international firms (with UK operations), senior executives and partners in various sectors on both employment and partnership law matters, and we regularly advise on extremely complex, and very high-risk and high-value matters.


  • Financial services
  • Professional services, including law firms, patent attorneys and accountancy practices
  • Recruitment
  • Technology and specialist manufacturing/engineering
  • Luxury, beauty and fashion brands


The main language of the practice is English. In addition, key languages include French and Italian.