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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Beachcroft managing partner Paul Murray has been elected to his post for a second five-year term following an uncontested election earlier this month.
Simon Hodson, the firm’s senior partner, has also been re-elected. Under their joint leadership Beachcroft has seen turnover rise by 46 per cent, from £89.7m during 2004-05 to £131m in 2009-10.
This rise has come hand-in-hand with the firm investing in the business, opening an office in Dublin and creating limited company ’B2 from Beachcroft’, which acquired Newport-based volume firm Kingslegal in May last year (The Lawyer, 5 May 2009).
Murray said: “We’ve steered a strategic path in the past five years, which has resulted in the firm showing sustainable growth, even in a downturn.”
The firm is now considering how best to integrate volume business B2 with the partnership structure.