With us in your corner, the commercial side of your business is in safe hands.

Practical, focused and fast when you need us to be, we pay attention to the detail while keeping things moving – leaving you to stay focused on your next move.

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

Legal expertise that supports your employees and your business. We’re always available and always ready to step in when you need us. 

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. 

Hugh Murrell


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

Hugh retired as a partner in 2022 but is still using his experience to consult. Described as the “king of commercial awareness” by those who’ve worked with him, Hugh has advised hundreds of businesses on legal issues ranging from equity funding to joint ventures, buying and selling, restructuring and shareholder and partnership work.

See how Hugh has helped our clients

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. […]

Five, ten, fifteen, twenty five… key voting thresholds in UK limited companies

An analysis of your shareholding in a private limited company is not as simple as percentage held equals proportion of power. There are key thresholds which must be borne in mind when gauging how much power a shareholder really wields in a company.

Can the landlord object to the assignment of a lease to a brand new company?

The landlord is entitled to consider the financial strength of a proposed assignee. In a recent case Royal Bank of Scotland v Victoria Street (No 3) Limited RBS wanted to assign a lease due to expire in three years’ time.