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Turnover: £24.8m Profit per equity partner: £357K Earnings per partner: £205K Equity spread: £170K-£360K Net profit: £7.5m Profit margin: 30 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £93K Revenue per lawyer: £198K Revenue per partner: £428K Revenue per equity partner: £1.18m Total number of fee-earners: 267 Total number of qualified partners: 125 Total number of partners: 58 Total number of equity partners: 21 Total number of female partners: 12 Total number of female equity partners: 2 Total number of staff: 463 Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:5
Intake as percentage of partnership: 14.3 New female partners as percentage of intake: 0 Equity structure: 20 equity partners, 29 non-equity Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: All equal *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year
Since the demerger with Bevan Brittan, South West firm Ashfords has expanded its partnership. With five promotions, 2006-07 saw the firm inch back towards to levels similar to 2004-05, when nine were promoted to the partnership. In 2005-06 the personal injury practice was the focus for internal promotions, but in 2006-07 Ashfords’ corporate and public sector teams saw their first promotions for several years.