Howard Kennedy hits budget

The firm said the figure met the predicted budget for the year.
Average profits per partner were £240,000, with top of equity making £425,000 and partners at the bottom of equity taking home £160,000.
As would be expected, property was the biggest earner for the firm, with property investment and property finance the top billing groups. Last year, major deals included advising long-term client London & Regional on the purchase of a £614m property portfolio from Woolworths.
The firm also appointed partner Andrea Nicholls from Speechly Bircham to launch an employment department, which has focused mainly on the airline sector.