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Whether you’re buying, selling, structuring or investing in your business, let us do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to.

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Our breadth of expertise means you’ll be prepped and ready to handle the unique challenges of this fast-paced and ever-changing sector. 

Your business is unique. We’ll help you keep it that way. 

Our deep level of sector expertise means we’re the go-to law firm for clients leading the way in the low-carbon industry. 

Murrell Associates hit it for six in 2024’s Legal 500

Murrell Associates, the corporate and commercial law firm is celebrating their strongest performance of their 15-year history in the latest edition of legal directory the Legal 500.  

Six of Murrells’ lawyers were ranked individually with Rebecca Anforth hitting the top spot, ranking as a Leading Individual for intellectual property advisors across the South West.

Alongside the highlighted individuals, the Truro based firm achieved rankings for each of their corporate and commercial, property and intellectual property specialist areas. 

The Legal 500 is a globally recognised directory that conducts extensive research to identify and rank the most outstanding law firms and legal professionals around the world. This annual publication serves as a trusted resource for businesses and individuals seeking legal expertise, making it a highly competitive and sought-after accolade within the legal industry.

Feedback given to Legal 500 researchers highlighted Murrells as “a very strong team, knowledgeable and dynamic with industry specific focus” and “a firm that punches well above its weight in the hospitality and green energy sectors”.

Contributors singled out partner Jenny Harbord as “pragmatic with industry-wide experience” in renewable energy and legal director Rebecca Anforth as “a great subject matter expert” in the intellectual property field.  Corporate lead Henry Maples retained his ranking as a Next Generation Partner with consultant and firm founder Hugh Murrell recommended.

David Williams, who’s stock rose to a ranking of Next Generation Partner in the commercial property category, commented: 

This year’s rankings are something for us to celebrate and our thanks go to our clients and industry colleagues for their kind words.  Our practice teams maintaining their directory positions amongst the leading firms in the region is a snapshot of the effort and insight we deliver to the marketplace.  I am especially pleased to see home grown talent Caroline Daly recommended in this year’s edition and with a host of exceptional people in the business there will be many more plaudits to follow.”

Details of ranked lawyers are below with images authorised for publication.

 Murrell Associates LLP is a law firm delivering advisory and transactional support to corporates, investors and organisations. For more information on our service lines and sector specialisms please visit www.murrellassociates.co.uk

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Caroline Daly

Associate

Caroline Daly

Associate

Caroline has been with us since 2009 and is a safe pair of hands on all commercial property matters involving industrial units, retail premises and development sites.

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David Williams

Partner

David Williams

Partner

David is the lead contact for our hospitality and commercial property teams.

Praised by the Legal 500 for his ability to unpick complex issues, David specialises in advising corporate occupiers and portfolio holders. He’s advised the estates and property team at St Austell Brewery for many years and is a moderator for appointments to the British Institute of Innkeeping’s advisory panel.

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Henry Maples

Partner

Henry Maples

Partner

Henry supports businesses at every stage of their journey, using his extensive knowledge on mergers, acquisitions, sales and equity investments to help clients navigate complex restructures and shareholder agreements. Henry gets to the core of our clients’ challenges and delivers advice that’s fuss-free and rooted in common sense. His no-nonsense approach recently helped the sale […]

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Hugh Murrell

Consultant

Hugh Murrell

Consultant

In his own words, Hugh is “the one with the grey hair and thirty-five years of corporate and business law experience”.

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Jenny Harbord

Partner

Jenny Harbord

Partner

Described as “the go-to counsel” for domestic and international energy clients by the Legal 500, Jenny is a highly skilled commercial property lawyer with a specialism in renewable energy.

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Rebecca Anforth

Legal Director

Rebecca Anforth

Legal Director

Rebecca leads our intellectual property team and is recognised by the Legal 500 for her in-depth knowledge of intellectual property law.

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