Walker Morris


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Position: 59=
Firm: Walker Morris

Turnover: £48m
Profit per equity partner: £670K
Earnings per partner: £422K
Equity spread: £240K-£850K
Net profit: £20m
Profit margin: 42 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £147K
Revenue per lawyer: £277K
Revenue per partner: £941K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.60m
Total number of fee-earners: 326
Total number of qualified partners: 173
Total number of partners: 51
Total number of equity partners: 30
Total number of female partners: 9
Total number of female equity partners: 3
Total number of staff: 565
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:4.8



INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Property 1
2005-06: Litigation 1
2004-05: Construction 1, corporate 1

LATERALS
2006-07: Licensing 2
2005-06: 0
2004-05: Commercial 2

Intake as percentage of partnership: 6.5
New female partners as percentage of intake: 0
Equity structure: 31 equity partners, 15 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Property-related
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Walker Morris made up just one partner internally in 2006-07 and two lateral hires. Licensing, which received both laterals, is likely to generate more sustained recruitment following the increasing pub licensing and super-casino mandates.

Over the past three years two of the firm’s four internal promotions have been within real estate-related sectors.

  • Web: www.walkermorris.co.uk
  • Telephone: 0113 283 2500
  • Fax: 0113 245 9142
  • No. of Trainees: 35
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 20
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: No
    • Written exercise: No
  • No. of Seats: 6
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: 48
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: Not disclosed
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 30-50%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £5,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £5,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £26,000
    • Qualification: £40,000
    • Season ticket loan: No
    • Healthcare: No
    • Pension scheme: No
    • Life assurance: No
    • Bonus scheme: No
    • Gym membership: No
    • Subsidised lunch: No