DMH Stallard


Position: 87
Firm: DMH Stallard

Turnover: £24m
Profit per equity partner: £180K
Earnings per partner: £123K
Equity spread: £100K-£300K
Net profit: £3.2m
Profit margin: 13 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £136K
Revenue per lawyer: £247K
Revenue per partner: £485K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.33m
Total number of fee-earners: 177
Total number of qualified partners: 97
Total number of partners: 50
Total number of equity partners: 18
Total number of female partners: 15
Total number of female equity partners: 3
Total number of staff: 303
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:4.4



INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Dispute resolution 1
2005-06: Dispute resolution 2, employment 1
2004-05: 0

LATERALS
2006: Real estate 3
2005: Corporate 1, property litigation 1
2004: Real estate 1, corporate 1, employment 2, dispute resolution 1, personal injury 1

Intake as percentage of partnership:8.9
New female partners as percentage of intake: 25
Equity structure: 19 equity partners, 26 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Dispute resolution
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

DMH Stallard has made 11 lateral hires in the past three years, compared with just four internal promotions. In fact, only one dispute resolution lawyer was promoted to the firm’s partnership in 2006-07, while three were recruited externally. New partners are most likely to be located in the firm’s Gatwick office, with external hires likely to join the commercial property team and internal promotions most likely in dispute resolution.

  • Web: www.dmhstallard.com
  • Telephone: 01273 744 270
  • Fax: 01273 744 290
  • No. of Trainees: 19
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 10
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: Yes
    • 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: 20-30
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 31-Jan-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: Varies
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: No
    • Maintenance: No
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: No
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £22,000 to £27,000
    • Qualification: £35,000 to £45,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No