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Turnover: £41.7m Profit per equity partner: £209K Earnings per partner: £144K Equity spread: £100K-£284K Net profit: £6.1m Profit margin: 15 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £146K Revenue per lawyer: £180K Revenue per partner: £673K Revenue per equity partner: £1.26m Total number of fee-earners: 285 Total number of qualified partners: 232 Total number of partners: 62 Total number of equity partners: 33 Total number of female partners: 18 Total number of female equity partners: 8 Total number of staff: 492 Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:6
LATERALS 2006: Real estate 1, regulatory 1, corporate 2 2005: Corporate 4, health 1 2004: Litigation 2, claims 1, planning 1, PFI 1, pensions 1, real estate 1, corporate 2
Intake as percentage of partnership: 10.8 New female partners as percentage of intake: 42.9 Equity structure: 39 equity partners, 26 non-equity Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Commercial, construction *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year
Since its demerger from Bevan Ashford almost three years ago, Bevan Brittan has had a patchy period financially, with the firm leaning heavily on lateral hires for growth.
In the last three years the firm has made 18 lateral hires, compared with six internal promotions. Opportunities for associates to enter the partnership are, however, on the up, particularly in commercial and construction.
London, Bristol and Birmingham all saw promotions in 2006, but London is the hotspot for laterals, taking seven of the new recruits in the last two years.