Burness


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Position: 96 m
Firm: Burness

Turnover: £21.8m
Profit per equity partner: £293K
Earnings per partner: £238K
Equity spread: £166K-£330K
Net profit: £8.2m
Profit margin: 38 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £154K
Revenue per lawyer: £185K
Revenue per partner: £545K
Revenue per equity partner: £0.78m
Total number of fee-earners: 142
Total number of qualified partners: 118
Total number of partners: 40
Total number of equity partners: 28
Total number of female partners: 4
Total number of female equity partners: 3
Total number of staff: 254
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:3.2




INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Litigation 1
2005-06: 0
2004-05: Property 3, litigation 1, banking 1

LATERALS
2006-07: Property 1
2005-06: Banking 1, litigation 1
2004-05: Property 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 5.3
New female partners as percentage of intake: 0
Equity structure: 26 equity partners, 12 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Dispute resolution, property
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Edinburgh-based Burness has had a quiet couple of years on the recruitment and appointment front, with just a single promotion and lateral hire in 2006-07. This compares with 2004-05, when it appointed six new lawyers to its partnership, including one external hire. There is potential for promotion in all of the firm’s practice areas, although the biggest winner has been the property team, which has had three internal promotions and two laterals in the past three years.

  • Web: www.burness.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0141 248 4933
  • Fax: 0141 204 1601
  • No. of Trainees: 21
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 12
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Oct-07
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: Yes
    • Panel interview: No
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: No
    • Presentation: Yes
  • No. of Seats: Not disclosed
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 7-8
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: Jan-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: N/A
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: N/A
    • Maintenance: N/A
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: N/A
    • Maintenance: N/A
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £16,800
    • Qualification: £33,000
    • Season ticket loan: No
    • Healthcare: No
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No
    • Free taxis after hours: Yes