Beachcroft


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 26=
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Position: 26 =
Firm: Beachcroft

Turnover: £114m
Profit per equity partner: £310K
Earnings per partner: £267K
Equity spread: £221K-£490K
Net profit: £26.5m
Profit margin: 23 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £151K
Revenue per lawyer: £196K
Revenue per partner: £857K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.36m
Total number of fee-earners: 754
Total number of qualified partners: 582
Total number of partners: 133
Total number of equity partners: 84
Total number of female partners: 42
Total number of female equity partners: 21
Total number of staff: 1,256
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:5.9





INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Personal injury 1, projects 1, professional indemnity 1, property 1
2005-06: Insolvency 1, health 1, commercial litigation 1, property 1, professional indemnity 1
2004-05: Property 4, employment 2, professional indemnity 1

LATERALS
2006: Real estate 1, projects 1, technology 2, corporate 1, professional indemnity 1, financial services 1
2005: Technology 1, reinsurance 1, corporate 1, construction 1, real estate 1, health 1
2004: Employment 2, real estate 2, corporate 1, financial services 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 7.5
New female partners as percentage of intake: 18.2
Firms recruited from:Allen & Overy, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Pinsent Masons, Slaughter and May
Equity structure: 93 equity partners, 53 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Construction, professional indemnity
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Beachcroft has been actively increasing its partnership. Over the last three years the firm has made 16 internal promotions, although only four of those were in 2006-07, split between the London and Leeds offices. Instead the focus was on lateral hires, with seven partners joining the London office, two of whom were women. This was up slightly from six hires in both 2004-05 and 2005-06.

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    bemore.beachcroft.co.uk

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  • No. of Trainees: 76
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 30
  • Training contract application deadline: 01-08-2008
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: Yes
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise: No
    • Presentation: No
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 28
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 01-03-2008
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 40%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: No
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £5,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start (London): £30,000
    • Qualification (London): £52,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: Yes
    • Free taxis after hours: No