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 firm CM Murray LLP, partner remuneration specialist David Shufflebotham of PEP.Up Consulting, and law firm management consultant Robert Millard of Cambridge Strategy Group.

CM Murray LLP

CM Murray LLP specialises in partnership, employment and regulatory 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

Sarah Chilton
Senior Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7933 9133

Zulon Begum
Direct: +44 (0)20 7933 9123
Mobile: +44 (0)7720 086 650

Corinne Staves
Direct: + 44 (0)20 7933 9133
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 396236

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
Office: +44 (0)1223 655 352
Mobile: +44 (0)7508 510 824

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. 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
Mobile: +44 (0)74 10 56 07 56