UK 200 position: 142
Turnover at Reading-based Boyes Turner grew to £14.2m in 2011–12. This was helped particularly by the firm’s industrial disease practice, which accounted for 19 per cent of overall turnover and 58 per cent of total claims work.
Pure IP litigation and technology-related work accounted for more than 10 per cent of turnover, with new hires bringing the firm blue-chip tech clients such as Microsoft.
CEO Andrew Chalkley says the firm hopes to capitalise on the number of technology start-ups based in Reading. To that end, Boyes Turner is upgrading its premises so it has 30 per cent extra office space.
Boyes Turner converted to LLP status in October 2011 but equity status remains as it was before the conversion. The firm’s modified lockstep has five stages, but these are flexible and based on individual factors such as clients, billings, profitability and business development.
Turnover (£m): 14.1
Total lawyers: 68