Join us for the next Professional Practices Alliance (PPA) webinar, ‘Cash, Remuneration & Economic Uncertainty‘ on Thursday 23 May. See below for full details and register your place here.

Times are tough for mid-market law. While demand for some key areas of legal service remains buoyant, others are under pressure. Markets are


In this Ten-Minute Talk, CM Murray Partners Corinne Staves and Zulon Begum speak with legal recruitment expert Stephen Rodney, founder of IntoGreat Coaching, about how to ensure the effective integration of lateral partner hires in law firms.

Key discussion points from this Ten-Minute Talk:

  • How effective are lateral hires within law firms

Listen to the recording of the recent Professional Practices Alliance webinar, Moving The ESG Needle For Law Firms – Deciding What Matters And What Can Be Achieved, in which our expert panel discuss how professional practices priorities are shifting regarding ESG. 

In this webinar recording, our chair Andrew Pavlovic, (CM Murray

We are delighted to share with you the recording of our recent webinar, ‘Is Your Firm prepared for the Financial Year Ahead? Key Trends and Challenges for Professional Services Firms in 2023/24’, in which our expert panel discuss the financial year ahead for professional services firms.

In this webinar, you can hear from Chair, Corinne Staves

We are delighted to welcome Alex Conway, tax partner at Crowe, as a guest speaker for this discussion on Basis Period Reform changes.

In this discussion, Alex along with Partners Corinne Staves and Zulon Begum, demystify the basis period reform changes and outline the practical implications for partners and firms. In this wide-ranging

Recently we have seen some members of the bar pledge that they will not act against peaceful climate activists or for new fossil fuel projects. They argue the climate crisis is too important. This amounts to an anticipatory breach of the cab rank rule, under which a barrister must accept instructions on matters in which

Since the launch late last year of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot, there have been numerous articles asking whether it or other forms of artificial intelligence will replace the need for lawyers, or even put them out of business altogether.

In response to this concern, lawyers have undertaken their own tests of the software, asking

Following today’s Budget (15/03/2023), we have put together the top 5 takeaways for professional services firms from a legal and practical perspective.

  1. Headline corporation tax increasing to 25%. Low corporation tax rates have been cited as a reason for professional firms choosing a company structure over an LLP. This higher tax rate shifts this balance.

In the next of CM Murray LLP’s Ten-Minute Talk series, Partners Corinne Staves and Andrew Pavlovic discuss own interest conflicts for lawyers and law firms, with a particular emphasis on how they can arise through mistakes. 

In particular, Corinne and Andrew discuss the following:

  • If I make a mistake, do I have to tell