Denton Wilde Sapte


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 19



Position: 18
Firm: Denton Wilde Sapte

Turnover: £164.4m
Profit per equity partner: £470K
Earnings per partner: £363K
Equity spread: £224K-£627K
Net profit: £40.4m
Profit margin: 25 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £211K
Revenue per lawyer: £278K
Revenue per partner: £929K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.79m
Total number of fee-earners: 780
Total number of qualified partners: 591
Total number of partners: 177
Total number of equity partners: 92
Total number of female partners: 40
Total number of female equity partners: 18
Total number of staff: 1,459
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:5.4



INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Finance 7, corporate 8, real estate 4, energy 2, employment 2, dispute resolution 2, public law 1
2005-06: Corporate 3, real estate 2, finance 3, energy 1, litigation 1
2004-05: Technology, media and telecoms (TMT) 4, real estate 2, litigation 1, corporate 1, finance 1, energy 1

LATERALS
2006-07: TMT 1
2005-06: TMT 2, banking 1, real estate 1, energy 1
2004-05: Real estate 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 17.4
New female partners as percentage of intake: 22.2
Equity structure: 92 equity partners, 69 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Banking/finance, corporate
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

A whopping 26 associates were made up at Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) in 2006-07, the same number as the total amount over the preceding three years. The firm put this down to a successful five industry sectors strategy. The Middle East made an appearance, gaining three new partners, a reflection of the region’s growing importance.
Lateral hires dropped to just one in 2006-07 from an in-house position outside the UK. London dominated internal promotions, however.
The firm’s partnership structure has been reshuffled in the past 12 months and, despite the 26 new partners who were made up, the number of equity partners decreased by 12 on 2005-06’s level

  • Web: www.dentonwildesapte.com
  • Telephone: 020 7320 6766
  • Fax: 020 7320 6555
  • No. of Trainees: 75
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 30
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: Yes
    • Panel interview: No
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: No
    • Presentation: Yes
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: Yes
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 45
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 08-Feb-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 40%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £6,000 to £7,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £6,000 to £7,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £36,000
    • Qualification: £62,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: No