Berrymans Lace Mawer


The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 59


  • Position: 54
    Firm: Berrymans Lace Mawer

    Turnover: £51.9m
    Profit per equity partner: £215K
    Earnings per partner: £137K
    Equity spread: £122K-£245K
    Net profit: £10.6m
    Profit margin: 20 per cent
    Revenue per fee-earner: £101K
    Revenue per lawyer: £135K
    Revenue per partner: £444K
    Revenue per equity partner: £0.98m
    Total number of fee-earners: 514
    Total number of qualified partners: 384
    Total number of partners: 117
    Total number of equity partners: 53
    Total number of female partners: 42
    Total number of female equity partners: 15
    Total number of staff: 1,079
    Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:6.2




    INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
    2006-07: Personal injury 2
    2005-06: Personal injury 3, commercial 1, construction 1
    2004-05: Personal injury 6, recovery 2

    LATERALS
    2006: Criminal 1, claims management 1
    2005: 0
    2004: Personal injury 2, health and safety 1

    Intake as percentage of partnership: 3.8
    New female partners as percentage of intake: 50
    Equity structure: 41 equity partners, 63 non-equity
    Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Personal injury
    *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

    Berrymans Lace Mawer has slowed the growth of its partnership to a crawl. In 2003 14 associates were made up to partner. That figure has fallen year-onyear to hit a low of just two in 2006-07, a drop of more than 80 per cent.
    The number of lateral hires has also fallen since the firm’s 2003 merger with insurance boutique Jacksons, which added seven to the partnership. Personal injury remains the firm’s key focus, accounting for 11 of the 15 internal promotions over the last three years and two of the five lateral hires.

    • Web: www.blm-law.com
    • Telephone: 020 7638 2811
    • Fax: 020 7920 0361
    • No. of Trainees: 41
    • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 17
    • Training contract application deadline: 31-07-08
    • Selection
      • Individual interview: No
      • Panel interview: Yes
      • Assessment day: Yes
      • Psychometric test: No
      • Written exercise: Yes
      • Presentation: Yes
    • No. of Seats: 4
    • Opportunities Abroad: No
    • Vacation Schemes
      • No. placements: 20 approx
      • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 30-04-08
    • GDL/CPE Intake: N/A
    • GDL/CPE funding
      • Fees: N/A
      • Maintenance: N/A
    • LPC funding
      • Fees: Yes
      • Maintenance: No
    • Salary/benefits
      • Start: Under review
      • Qualification: Under review
      • Season ticket loan: Yes
      • Healthcare: Yes
      • Pension scheme: Yes
      • Life assurance: Yes
      • Bonus scheme: Under review
      • Gym membership: No
      • Subsidised lunch: No
      • Free taxis after hours: No