Making decisions on partner remuneration and promotion can be hard – and this is the time of year when it all happens!  There are so many factors to consider – both human and legal, big picture and small but important. Questions those managing these processes in all sizes of professional services firms may be asking

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

I attended Lawtech UK’s “GenerativeAI Series: Roadmap to 2030” event held at the Law Society earlier this week, with panels expertly chaired by Christina Blacklaws (she/her) and Richard Susskind. I was amazed though to hear that almost all legal tech start-ups aim their businesses at in-house legal departments and SMEs – not law firms.


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

In this podcast recording, Partner Zulon Begum and leading international law firm management consultant, Moray McLaren discuss new research by the IBA’s Law Firm Management Committee (LFMC) which explores recent trends in partner profit sharing, remuneration and reward. The research has been published by Harvard Law School and is available here.

Key discussion

In this Ten-Minute Talk, CM Murray’s Partner Zulon Begum and Managing Partner Clare Murray discuss LLP agreements, focusing on how firms should update their agreements in preparation for a merger.

Key takeaways from this Ten-Minute Talk:

  • The three common ‘gaps’ in LLP Agreements in relation to potential future mergers or transactions are usually (i)

In this Ten-Minute Talk, Managing Partner Clare Murray and Partner Zulon Begum discuss LLP agreements, with a particular focus on partner remuneration.

Key takeaways from this Ten-Minute Talk:

  • The importance of ensuring the firm’s partner remuneration system, metrics and procedures are clearly documented within the LLP Agreement and any associated policies and allow for a

Most ambitious law firms include merger as one potential route to achieve their growth plans, whether by way of acquisition of smaller, strategically relevant firms or a ‘merger of equals’.  

Please join us during the afternoon of 29 November as we gather law firm leaders for a workshop on law firm mergers.

The event

In this Ten-(ish) Minute Talk, Managing Partner Clare Murray and Partner Zulon Begum discuss the key aspects of LLP agreements that professional services firms should consider updating in the current market, as well as showcasing our new online tool, CheckYourLLPAgreement.

In this video, Clare and Zulon discuss:

  • Why should firms care about their