Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 375
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 239
Total no of staff: 739
Leverage ratio: 1:3.46
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3.27
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.97
Financial management: WIP at year end 149 days, with 69 debtor days.
Equity structure: Modified lockstep with partners moving up one step each year based on performance. A formal three-year review by a committee chaired by managing partner David Wareing can move partners up or down the lockstep or maintain their position. Plateau is at eight years, but there is also a super plateau for senior partners. There are currently seven partners at the top of lockstep.
Billable hours targets: 1,400 assistants and partners.
Key clients: Barclays, KwikSave, Liverpool City Council, Mersey Docks, NCP, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Liver Assurance, Somerfield, United Utilities.