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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): 312
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 203
Total no of staff: 660
Leverage ratio: 1:4.23
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:11.6
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:1.12
Average debtor days at year end is 49.
Equity structure: Merit-based system with an element of modified lockstep for new equity partners. It takes four years to reach the top of the lockstep, before remuneration becomes entirely merit-based. There was one partner at the top of equity last year.