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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.
DLA Piper’s international LLP, which excludes the US arm of the business, posted a turnover of $935m (£580m) for the 2010 calendar year, 0.2 per cent up on the previous year’s figure of $933m.
In the 2010 financial year, global turnover at the firm, which includes the non-financially integrated US, stood at $1.96bn, up by 0.7 per cent on the 2009 figure of $1.95bn.
US turnover for the last financial year was $1.03bn, up by 1 per cent on the previous year, when the firm posted $1.02bn.
Global profit for the last year increased by a greater margin, up by 5.9 per cent to $777.8m.
DLA Piper reported a strong start to 2011, with first-quarter revenue up 11.5 per cent on the same period last year. This figure includes the US, but not Australia’s DLA Phillips Fox, which did not financially integrate with the rest of the business until 1 May 2010.