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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.
Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 131
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 95
Total no of staff: 256
Leverage ratio: 1:2.45
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:5.68
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.95
Financial management: Figures do not include any accounting adjustment, and at year-end WIP was valued at approximately £4m at selling price, which translates to around 90 days. Lockup target of 150 days, achieved on average throughout the year 200 (WIP 110 days, debtors 90). Average fixed capital contributions for partners £50,000.
Equity structure: Modified lockstep with seven categories of partner. Last year there were 12 partners at the top of lockstep.