The Lawyer Africa Elite 2014 features an in-depth look at 46 leading independent firms’ strategies in 15 key sub-Saharan jurisdictions, as well as the views of in-house counsel from some of Africa’s largest companies... Read more
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.
Cambridge-based Hewitson Becke + Shaw has increased its turnover by only 10 per cent, while its profits soared by 35 per cent.`Last year profits per partner were £135,000, but partners can expect to be taking home an average of £193,000 this year. However, turnover figures are far more modest, increasing from £15-£16.5m.`A Hewitsons spokesman denied that the figures are incompatible, claiming that the firm had a good year. "The reason the increase in profitability is much higher than the increase in profits is that we haven't increased our overheads," he said.`Hewitsons lost intellectual property (IP) partners Ian Craig and Niel Ackermann to Dorsey & Whitney in March, but recruited John Berman from financial services company Hospital Savings Association to head the IP practice.`There are also plans to open an office in Oxford this year.