The Alliance brings together the top specialists from each of our firms to ensure you receive the best advice possible. The Alliance is currently comprised of four legal and accountancy practices.  We will provide you with the right team to ensure that you receive exceptional quality and level of service without compromise: providing you with value that is infinitely larger than the sum of our individual parts.  

You can read more about the firms which make up the Alliance below: 

We advise owner-managed businesses and private clients on corporate and commercial law, and legal matters relating to wealth management.

"There’s a lot work out there that requires a small experienced team intent on getting the work done quickly and well. Our practice is entirely client driven. We are very proud that most of our clients come to us through recommendations.”– Richard Hierons

Richard Hierons

Direct: +44 203 328 4511

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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
Direct: +44 (0)20 7786 8724
Mobile: +44 (0)7795 396 236

Richard Turnor
Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7786 8710
Direct: +44 (0) 7786 8712



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Buzzacott Chartered Accountants are specialists with years of experience in working with mid-tier professional practices, advising partners in firms of solicitors, patent attorneys, architects and chartered accountants.

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 or outsourced service to practices.

Claire Watkins
Partner, Professional Practices Group
Direct: +44 (0)20 7556 1482

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CM Murray LLP specialises in partnership and employment law, with a particular focus on the professional services and financial services sectors.

We have a particular reputation for advising US and UK firms, and their equity partners, on partner exits and team moves, restrictive covenants, partner maternity and flexible working arrangements, and partnership litigation (including discrimination claims). Chambers and Partners describes us as an “Outstanding boutique for contentious partnership work”.  We also advise firms on their employment law and HR issues, including internal investigations, disciplinary and grievance procedures, employee exits and employment litigation.  We are highly ranked in both Chambers and Partners, Chambers Global and Legal 500, and a number of our lawyers are also ranked in these publications as individuals.

Bettina Bender
Direct: +44 (0)20 7718 0099
Mobile: +44 (0)7964 343 740

Clare Murray
Managing Partner
Direct: +44 (0)20 7718 0100
Mobile: +44 (0)7957 383 079

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Maurice Turnor Gardner: 

Client comment: "We continue to use them due to very high-quality technical skills combined with a very commercial sensitivity."Leading partnership expert Richard Turnor is hugely valued by his clients, one of whom said: "He is a brilliant adviser and a real friend to the company." Turnor regularly fulfils the role of trusted adviser in professional mergers and partnership structurings.

Seen as "one of the stars of the future," Corinne Staves is described by sources as "absolutely outstanding: highly confident and capable." (Chambers & Partners 2014)

CM Murray LLP:

Highly esteemed boutique notable for its skillful handling of contentious and non-contentious partnership matters.  Especially adept at team moves, partner exits and partnership litigation, and frequently handles work for major domestic and US professional services firms.  Sources appreciate the depth and talent of the team from partner to associate levels. (Chambers & Partners 2015)

CM Murray is a "very highly regarded firm for partnership disputes" that is also praised for its "excellent commercial advice", regularly advising on partner moves.  (Legal 500 2014)


Buzzacott is the largest single office accountancy firm in the UK and ranked in the Top 25 firms according to Accountancy Magazine.

"Buzzacott is a reliable professional firm whose personnel and service inspire confidence" (quote from recent client survey)