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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.
Nottingham-based Berryman saw revenue drop £250,000 last year from £6.5m to £6.25m despite most of its core groups performing well. The drop was caused by Berryman’s split with its seven-lawyer immigration team, which left to form boutique Paragon Law as Berryman refocused on commercial work. Berryman is budgeting for a turnover of £7.5m in the current financial year. The corporate and commercial team performed particularly well last year, with highlights including the £12.5 MBO of Heavyweight Air Express, on which a team led by partner Duncan James (and featuring Tenon Group on corporate tax advice) represented the management. The team also advised on several major mergers and acquisitions including one for £46m. Elsewhere commercial property was flat but private client showed significant growth. The latter team was boosted significantly in 2004 when Berryman acquired Eversheds’ private client business in Nottingham.