Browne Jacobson


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Position: 75
Firm: Browne Jacobson

Turnover: £34.8m
Profit per equity partner: £354K
Earnings per partner: £175K
Equity spread: £187K-£392K
Net profit: £7.8m
Profit margin: 22 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £0K
Revenue per lawyer: £187K
Revenue per partner: £552K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.74m
Total number of fee-earners: 255
Total number of qualified partners: 186
Total number of partners: 63
Total number of equity partners: 20
Total number of female partners: 16
Total number of female equity partners: 5
Total number of staff: 510
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:8.3




INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Education 1, medical negligence 1, property 1
2005-06: Employment 1, insolvency 1, personal injury 1
2004-05: Corporate 1, regulatory 1, insurance 1

LATERALS
2006-07: Construction 1, medical negligence 1
2005-06: Banking 1, property 2, corporate 1, employment 1, IP 1, property 1
2004-05: Medical negligence 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 8.3
New female partners as percentage of intake: 40
Equity structure: 21 equity partners, 39 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Construction, medical negligence
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Nottingham-based Browne Jacobson has promoted at a steady rate of three lawyers a year to the partnership for the past three financial years and four the year before that.
After a blitz of seven lateral hires in 2005-06 across a range of practice areas, the firm settled down to just two in 2006-07 in medical negligence and construction. However, of the 2005-06 hires, six of the seven were in Birmingham, not at the Nottingham headquarters.

  • Web: www.brownejacobson.com/trainees
  • Telephone: 0115 976 6000
  • Fax: 0115 947 5246
  • No. of Trainees: 24
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies:10
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-09
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: Yes
    • Panel interview: No
    • Assessment day: Yes
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: No
    • Presentation: No
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No – Open days instead
  • GDL/CPE Intake: Variable
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £5,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £5,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £24,500
    • Qualification: Market rate
    • Season ticket loan: No
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No
    • Free taxis after hours: No