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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.
Turnover: £68.2m Profit per equity partner: £532K Earnings per partner: £454K Equity spread: £266K-£592K Net profit: £24.8m Profit margin: 36 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £209K Revenue per lawyer: £274K Revenue per partner: £1,049K Revenue per equity partner: £1.47m Total number of fee-earners: 327 Total number of qualified partners: 249 Total number of partners: 65 Total number of equity partners: 47 Total number of female partners: 8 Total number of female equity partners: 4 Total number of staff: 514 Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:4.4
Intake as percentage of partnership: 7.7 New female partners as percentage of intake: 20 Equity structure: 49 equity partners, 16 non-equity Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Commercial litigation, environment, real estate-related *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year
Burges Salmon offers a promising prospect for associates. The firm boasts a high internal promotion-to-lateral ratio, having made 18 promotions in the last four years and just three partner hires. The firm promoted one female to the partnership in 2006-07, following two in 2005-06. Only 15 per cent of its partners are female, but 41 per cent of associates are women, as are half of the firm’s assistants.