Total revenue was up slightly in 2010-11 at London construction firm Fenwick Elliott, from £9.8m to £10m. Practically all of the work the firm handles is construction-based, with 80 per cent focused on contentious issues. It also handles a range of oil and gas matters, acting on projects such as the Kashagan Oil Field in Kazakhstan and the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan crude oil pipeline project.
The firm acts for a large number of international clients, including Turkey’s Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation and Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries.
The 14-partner firm is run by senior partner Tony Francis and non-lawyer manager Neil Elliot, who became a partner in 2009. It has five full equity partners who shared an estimated £2.5m profit last year. The firm also has a salaried and fixed-share partner rank.