The multi-disciplinary advantage

The Professional Practices Alliance (PPA) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between leading independent firms, advising professional services firms on partnership and employment law, partner remuneration, strategy, tax, accountancy and compliance issues.

Who are the Alliance members?

The Alliance brings together top specialists from law firms Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP and CM Murray LLP, accountancy firm Buzzacott LLP, partner remuneration specialist David Shufflebotham of PEP.Up Consulting, and law firm management consultant Robert Millard of Cambridge Strategy Group.

Maurice Turnor Gardner

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP advises professional partnerships, LLPs (including fund managers structured as LLPs) and other professional practices on a range of issues.

It advises on constitutional documents, governance issues, international structure, LLP conversions, team moves, mergers/demergers and disputes (both internal and external) and professional indemnity issues.

Following the introduction of “outcomes focussed regulation” of law firms in England and Wales, it is also involved in assisting law firms, including overseas law firms, with regulatory and compliance issues.

Our team also has wide experience of advising on highly innovative uses of partnership and LLP structures in structured finance and corporate transactions generally and as succession planning vehicles for families.

Our Dispute Resolution team has a wealth of experience handling partnership disputes and advising on professional negligence claims.

Corinne Staves
Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7786 8724
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 396 236
Corinne.Staves@mtgllp.com

www.mauriceturnorgardner.com


Buzzacott

Buzzacott LLP offers market-leading audit, assurance and tax services to the professional practices sector. We provide clients with advice built on years of in-depth experience working with law firms, architects, surveyors and other professional practices.

Our reputation derives from the enthusiasm, experience and commitment of team members who combine the necessary technical expertise with empathy for the requirements and challenges of practices today.

We know what it takes to start a practice and make it grow. We understand the business and tax needs and the burden of compliance. And we can inform the difficult decisions that come with change: when and how to finance, strategies for tax, the pros and cons of LLP/Limited Company conversion, succession planning – and the crucial task of managing growth in good times and preserving stability in bad.

By concentrating on services that improve profitability and performance, and help individuals as much as practices, our team has established an impressive client list ranging in size from large UK and international firms to start-ups. The team comprises specialist expertise in business advice, tax, audit, accounting and regulatory compliance. We draw on the complementary knowledge of Buzzacott’s Private Client and Financial Planning teams where needed, to provide a comprehensive advisory and outsourced service to practices.

Claire Watkins
Partner and Head of Professional Practices
Direct: +44 (0)20 7556 1482
watkinsc@buzzacott.co.uk

www.buzzacott.co.uk/professional-practices


CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP specialises in partnership and employment law. We have a particular reputation for advising US and UK firms, including law firms, and other professional practices and financial services firms, and their equity partners, on the entire life-cycle of a partnership – from establishment, international structuring, ABS and LLP conversions,  mergers and acquisitions, and partnership dissolutions to partner appointments and remuneration, bullying and harassment investigations, partner discrimination and whistleblowing disputes, partner team moves, exits and restrictive covenants.

We are ranked in Band 1/Tier 1 for Partnership by both Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500 UK, and all of our partners are recognised by these publications for their individual expertise. Chambers and Partners UK describes CM Murray LLP as “truly focused partnership experts”, with The Legal 500 citing our firm as “one of the legal world’s strongest offerings in this area”.

Clare Murray
Managing Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7933 9134
Mobile: +44 (0)7957 383 079
clare.murray@cm-murray.com

Sarah Chilton
Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7933 9133
sarah.chilton@cm-murray.com

Zulon Begum
Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7933 9123
Mobile: +44 (0)7720 086 650
zulon.begum@cm-murray.com

www.cm-murray.com


Cambridge Strategy Group

Cambridge Strategy Group is a strategy and business management consultancy that leverages a network of leading independent specialists in well managed, highly agile and technology-enabled client engagement teams, supported by a small permanent core. Our focus is on deep-knowledge enterprises, which include law and other professional services firms, knowledge-intensive technology firms and some financial services firms. We also advise clients of strategies for the development of special economic zones.

Robert Millard
Founder
Office: +44 (0)1223 655 352
Mobile: +44 (0)7508 510 824
robert.millard@camstrategy.com

www.camstrategy.com


How partners share profit is one of the most influential factors in how they will work together to meet strategic aims and business imperatives. It is a significant marker of a firm’s culture – you get the behaviours and outputs you value and reward.

PEPUp.consulting specialises in devising and improving partner profit sharing arrangements, and the performance evaluation schemes that underpin them.

Work includes:

  • improving existing partner evaluation and reward systems and major redesign and implementation projects
  • evaluating partners as part of a management board or RemCo
  • partner engagement as part of implementing major change projects
  • keynote speaking, teach-ins, workshops, design and delivery of partner conference and board sessions and strategy off-sites

Founder David Shufflebotham is a City trained lawyer with Magic Circle and international investment bank experience and has operated at C-Suite level in major law firms for over 2o years.

David Shufflebotham
Founder
Mobile: +44 (0)74 10 56 07 56
david.shufflebotham@pepup.consulting

www.pepup.consulting