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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.
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.
No. of Trainees: 76
No. of Trainee Vacancies: 30
Training contract application deadline: 01-08-2008