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.