Giles Murphy

Head of Professional Practices

Areas of expertise

Audit; regulatory advice; financial advice; strategic advice to professional services firms.

Experience

Giles advises professional businesses regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Intellectual Property Regulation Board and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. His clients range from specialist niche partnerships to large international firms. He has advised on many financial issues including incorporation, funding, mergers and acquisitions, improving financial performance and strategic advice.

Giles is a member of Smith & Williamson’s Professional Services Executive Committee with responsibility for leading the strategy for the professional services division.

Notable achievements

  • Acting for the partners of Russell Jones & Walker on the disposal of their business to Slater & Gordon
  • Leading adviser on realising capital value in a partnership
  • Advising on a number of high-profile mergers between professional practice firms, including chairing the negotiations for the Moore Barlow Merger

Professional qualifications/memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), member of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a former Committee Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.

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