Managing director Hugh Murrell founded the firm after coming back from London in the early 1990’s, having previously worked for a large city corporate practice. He was convinced that there was a place in the market for a niche commercial law firm offering a more defined and progressive service to businesses in Cornwall and the South West.


With this ethos in mind, Murrell Associates was set up in 2007 and quickly established a strong client base in a variety of sectors; with a number of these clients being regular clients of the firm to the present day. A number of specialist solicitors went on to join the firm, cementing the firm’s ability to offer expertise and commercial experience to our clients.


In March 2015 Chris Wills was appointed a director of the Company joining Hugh on the board of Murrell Associates Limited. In 2015 the firm expanded, opening a boutique office in Bristol’s Clifton Village to support the firm’s geographically expanding client base. With the firm’s continued expansion in terms of turnover and staff numbers, Murrell Associates is delighted to expand its services to an ever-growing client base at both a national and international level.


Today the firm consists of a number of specialist solicitors, assisted by trainee solicitors, graduate CILEx members, paralegals, executive assistants, legal assistants and administrative assistants. Being committed to retaining talented staff, the firm offers a competitive trainee scheme for trainee solicitors, with the opportunity to pursue a career in the firm following enrollment as a solicitor.


“Twenty years on with a team of specialist corporate/commercial lawyers, an ever increasing commercial client base and year on year growth in turnover I remain absolutely convinced that what business clients are looking for is clearly defined specialist legal services that are accessible, commercially relevant and cost effective.”

Hugh Murrell, Managing Director, Murrell Associates