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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