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Brabners Chaffe Street is celebrating a half-year turnover rise of 21 per cent in a strong six months for the North West.
Other firms in the region also performed well, with Hill Dickinson and Pannone & Partners enjoying strong revenue increases of 14 and 15 per cent respectively.
Brabners' turnover for the first six months of the current financial year rose to £9.7m, up from £8m for the same period last year. Property performed well, particularly in the firm's Preston office, where revenue rose 35 per cent.
Managing partner Michael Brabner said the firm was 27 per cent ahead of budget for the year. In 2005 total turnover was £17.5m.
Meanwhile, Pannones has raised its budget after bringing in £19m for the half-year, and is now budgeting for £38m for the full financial year. Average profit per equity partner (PEP) is up 12 per cent to £275,000, against last year's final figure of £245,000.
Hill Dickinson reported £24.8m for the first six months, with PEP up 6 per cent. Managing partner Peter Jackson said the firm had always enjoyed a strong second half and that the results were encouraging.
Cobbetts' income is up 18 per cent from last year, billing £24.2m in the first six months.