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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.
Total no of fee-earners(including consultants, paralegals etc): 1,904
Total no of fee-earners(excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 1,212
Total no of staff: 3,529
Leverage ratio: 1:7.42
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:14.38
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.85
Financial management: Average lockup 165 days. Average fixed capital contribution for an equity partner £300,000.
Equity structure: Merit-based remuneration system. Recommendations are made by the executive (Nigel Knowles and Andrew Darwin) to a committee, which then consults among the partnership and makes an award. One partner (Knowles) at the top of equity last year. The next partner is £100,000 less and the next £50,000 less.
Billable hours targets: 1,300
Key clients: Barclays, HBOS, National Health Service (the firm's largest client last year), Royal Bank of Scotland.