Dickinson Dees

Position: 48 =
Firm: Dickinson Dees

Turnover: £60m
Profit per equity partner: £336K
Earnings per partner: £238K
Equity spread: £215K-£375K
Net profit: £12.8m
Profit margin: 21 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £132K
Revenue per lawyer: £242K
Revenue per partner: £741K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.62m
Total number of fee-earners: 456
Total number of qualified partners: 248
Total number of partners: 81
Total number of equity partners: 37
Total number of female partners: 12
Total number of female equity partners: 5
Total number of staff: 937
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners):1:5.7


INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Competition 2, property 2, litigation 1, private client 1
2005-06: Litigation 2
2004-05: Property 2, competition 1, litigation 1

LATERALS
2006-07: Family 1
2005-06: Charity 1
2004-05: 0

Intake as percentage of partnership: 9.9
New female partners as percentage of intake:14.3
Equity structure: 40 equity partners, 31 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted:Competition, property
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Despite taking larger office space in London, Dickinson Dees has not yet opened a permanent base in the City. Instead, opportunities for corporate lawyers are likely to increase in 2007-08 at the new Leeds office, which was opened in late 2006.
Promotions remain the focus of growth, with 12 in the past three years compared with two lateral hires. The best partnership prospects are for property, competition and litigation associates.

  • Web:
  • Telephone: 0191 279 9046
  • Fax: 0191 279 9716
  • No. of Trainees: 36
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 20
  • Training contract application deadline:31-Ju-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: Yes
    • Presentation: Yes
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: Yes
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 30
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 31-Jan-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 35%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £4,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £4,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £20,000
    • Qualification: £36,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No