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Bindmans achieved a four per cent increase in revenue for 2011–12. However, with significant cuts to the legal-aid budget looming, the firm is likely to face greater uncertainty in the future.
The firm's turnover in 2011–12 totalled £7.9m, up slightly from the previous year's £7.6m. Crime and public law & human rights were the two practice areas that brought in the most revenues, each contributing 23 per cent of the firm's total, or £1.8m. Its net profit rose 18 per cent to £1.88m from £1.54m in prior year.
During the financial year, the firm was involved in a number of significant cases, including the 'right-to-die' case of Tony Nicklinson and the phone-hacking claims against News Group, in which Bindmans worked together with 11 other law firms on more than 60 claims as a co-ordinated group.
According to Bindmans' chief executive officer Andrew Thomson, only 30 per cent of the firm's turnover in 2011–12 was from publicly funded cases, compared to more than 50 per cent in the past.
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