Dundas & Wilson


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  • UK 200 Position: 44
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Position: 39
Firm: Dundas & Wilson

Turnover: £74.8m
Profit per equity partner: £385K
Earnings per partner: £370K
Equity spread: £165K-£850K
Net profit: £30.3m
Profit margin: 41 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £194K
Revenue per lawyer: £259K
Revenue per partner: £912K
Revenue per equity partner: £0.91m
Total number of fee-earners: 385
Total number of qualified partners: 289
Total number of partners: 82
Total number of equity partners: 82
Total number of female partners: 19
Total number of female equity partners: 19
Total number of staff: 655
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:2.5



INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2005: Pensions 1, employment 1, real estate 1
2004: Employment 1
2003:Pensions 1, corporate 1

LATERALS
2005: Construction 1, pensions 1, banking 1, corporate 1, projects 1, employment 1
2004: Corporate 2, real estate 1, environment 1, tax 1
2003: Construction/engineering 1

Intake as percentage of partnership 2005-06: 13
New female partners as percentage of intake 2005-06: 11
Firms recruited from: Hammonds, MacRoberts, Pinsent Masons, SJ Berwin, Tite & Lewis, Watson Farley & Williams
Equity structure: 70 equity partners, 0 non-equity partners
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Pensions
* Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

In the past three years, Dundas & Wilson has promoted five internal candidates to the partnership and hired 13 laterals. (These figures do not include two more London partner appointments at the beginning of 2006 in construction and technology.)
The laterals are spread evenly across most practice areas, with corporate offering marginally more opportunities (two lateral partners in 2004 and one in 2005). The last time Dundas & Wilson promoted a corporate partner internally was in 2003.
Pensions saw a growth in 2005, with one lateral and one internal. Things have been bleaker for banking, with no internal promotion in three years and just one lateral. The firm has not appointed a litigation partner for three years, either internally or laterally.

  • Web: www.dundas-wilson.com
  • Telephone: 0141 304 6120
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  • No. of Trainees: 64
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 30
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-09
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: No
    • Assessment day: Yes
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise: No
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 10
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 23-Jan-09
  • GDL/CPE Intake:
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £6,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start (London): £30,000
    • Qualification (London): £60,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No
    • Free taxis after hours: Yes