Landmark enjoys ten per cent revenue hike

Landmark Chambers is celebrating another successful year, with income up 4 per cent and revenue per barrister up nearly 10 per cent.

The specialist property and planning set saw revenue rise to £15.9m from 2005’s £15.3m. Revenue per barrister grew from £247,000 to £269,000 as the set ended the year with three fewer tenants.

Chief executive Joel Hagan said: “I think we’ve been focusing harder on being more defined in the sector that we’re targeting.”

Landmark lost two tenants to 6 Pump Court during the course of the last financial year, which ended on 31 March, and three barristers retired. In addition, one member chose to become a full tenant of a regional set.

But the chambers also added to its ranks with the hires of public law specialists Ashley Underwood QC and Samantha Broadfoot from 2 Field Court.

Hagan said the set would continue to focus on its core areas, but was also planning to expand sideways into sectors such as environmental law. “I expect to be acquiring some talent in the areas that we’re fleshing out,” he said.