08 Dec 2021

Specialist law firm advisers CM Murray hires 'rising star' regulatory and disciplinary specialist

Andrew Pavlovic brought on board to complement the employment and partnership law firm's existing capabilities

Andrew Pavlovic

Leading London employment and partnership law botuique CM Murray has added professional disciplinary and regulatory advice to its armoury with the hire of 'rising star' lawyer Andrew Pavlovic from Russell-Cooke

Pavlovic joins as a partner after 11 years as a senior associate at fellow London firm Russell-Cooke, which is highly regarded for its specialist work advising professional regulatory bodies and professionals on disciplinary matters.

Described as a rising star by the Legal 500 directory, he brings with him extensive experience acting for the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) in disciplinary proceedings and subsequent appeals. His arrival at CM Murray will complement its practice advising professional services firms on employment and partnerhsip law.

Clare Murray, founder and managing partner of CM Murray, described Pavlovic’s specialisation as the “perfect complement” to its existing expertise. 

“So much of our specialist partnership work for professional services firms, and their partners, involves regulatory and professional discipline issues which carry legal and reputational risk,” she said, adding that Pavlovic’s “vast regulatory and professional discipline experience is a strong and very important strategic addition” to the firm. 

Pavlovic's work acting for the SRA in obtaining injunctions led him to play a role in the high-profile The Law Society (SRA) v Dixit Shah case in 2015, when the Law Society of England and Wales successfully obtained an injunction that prevented a struck-off solicitor from acting as as a solicitor or being involved with a law firm without its approval. 

On top of his SRA regulatory experience, Pavlovic has experience handling commercial litigation matters, particularly civil fraud cases involving injunctive relief, defamation and reputation management issues, contractual and financial disputes and professional negligence claims. 

Founded in 2006, the London-headquartered firm now counts eight partners amid a wider team of eight lawyers, two senior consultants and seven legal professional staff members, according its website.