New Executive for Murrell Associates’ Legal 500 Team
Specialist legal practice Murrell Associates is building for the future with the introduction of a senior executive management team.
Newly-appointed Head of Commercial Property Matt Kendall and current Head of Corporate Chris Wills both join Hugh Murrell on the South West firm’s Board of Directors. International expert on renewable energy Jenny Harbord has been appointed Senior Associate and Head of the Renewables team.
Matt Kendall joins Murrell Associates as a Director and Head of Commercial Property from a period as in-house legal counsel with international investor services company, Computershare, having previously worked for the international law firm, Osborne Clarke.
“Matt’s combination of specialist commercial property expertise and business acumen fits perfectly with our firm’s ethos of providing a specialist and business-orientated service to our commercial clients,” says Managing Director, Hugh Murrell. “We are extremely pleased with Matt’s appointment and with his choice of Murrell Associates as the firm to develop his career.”
Chris Wills and Jenny Harbord are key founders of the Murrell Associates’ team with in-depth knowledge of how the firm works: “Chris has developed an enviable reputation in the regional corporate finance legal market and he’s been instrumental in the firm’s recent high ranking in the South West corporate deal reviews,” says Hugh. “Jenny is a highly experienced and recognised expert in the renewable energy sector and a “go-to” advisor in the regional, national and international field. Both have made a huge contribution to our niche firm punching well above its weight in the Legal 500 stakes.”
The firm’s new management structure is more akin to those of its corporate clients than a traditional law practice: “We’re a progressive and expanding firm and we aim to practise what we preach. There’s nothing like being in business, as well as practising the law, to make it clear that a deep understanding of clients and their needs is what enables us to provide them with the specialist and highly commercial services they demand.”