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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.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to post a turn-over this year of £735m, up from £625m last year
While the provisional 17.6 per cent increase of £110m looks spectacular, it is tempered by the fact that last year's figures only partly covered the Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber merger. Last year's £625m only included nine months of Bruckhaus fees, as the merger was operational from August 2000. Average profits per partner should be down to around £690,000 from £750,000. The drop is in line with other magic circle firms, which are expecting a decrease of some 10 per cent. Plateau partners at Freshfields, who last year made £960,000, may make between £850,000 and £900,000.