Call us on 020 7131 4000

Giles Murphy

Head of professional practices and business interests

T: 020 7131 4369
Download contact information

Areas of expertise

Audit; regulatory advice; strategic advice to regulated businesses.


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, strategic advice and the implications of the Legal Services Act 2007.
Giles is a member of Smith & Williamson’s Tax and Business Services board, with responsibility for the business lines providing professional services, including audit, to corporate clients. He is also head of professional practices.

Notable achievements

  • Acting for the partners of Russell Jones & Walker on the disposal of their business to Slater & Gordon.
  • Advising on a number of high-profile mergers between professional practice firms.
  • Acting as a s166 skilled person.
  • Acting as an expert witness in a number of Bernard Madoff-related cases.

Professional qualifications/memberships

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

You can find Giles at:

  • London


  • Assurance and business services