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The week has been dominated by the 2013/14 financial reporting season. Clifford Chance became the first magic circle firm to publish results and won praise from the market for pushing up average profit per equity partner (PEP) by 16 per cent from £1m in 2012/13 to £1.14m.
One reader commented, “It’ll be interesting to see if the leading regional players like Eversheds, DWF and Bond Dickinson replicate a 16 per cent increase.”
Elsewhere, the results of Barclays panel review were out. As expected the banking giant reduced its advisory roster by 30 per cent. Allen & Overy, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Simmons & Simmons were among the firms maintaining panel places. It follows a year of change at the bank kick-started by the appointment of former White House lawyer Bob Hoyt as general counsel last summer.