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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.
Berwin Leighton Paisner saw both turnover and profit grow over the last financial year, as income rises above £190m for the first time.
The City firm posted turnover of £191m for the 2009-10 financial year, a six per cent increase on the previous year’s total of £180m (18 July 2009).
Turnover was boosted by the opening of a Moscow office at the beginning of the 2009 calendar year. This is the first full year that the contribution of this office is felt in its global income.
BLP made a total profit of £41.4m in 2009-10, reflecting a margin of 22 per cent. This is an increase of 22 per cent on the £34m net profit figure for 2008-09.
At the same time profit per equity partner has increased by nine per cent from £414,000 to £455,000. The firm, which made a number of high profile lateral hires over the last financial year, had 91 full-time equivalent equity partners last year, compared with 84 the previous year.