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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 252
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 190
Total no of staff: 474
Leverage ratio: 1:3.18
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:5.55
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.88
Financial management: No debt and no formal partners' capital contributions. Partnership funded by holding back 10 per cent of drawings on a rolling basis each year. All other drawings paid out within six months. Average WIP on the lower side of average due to corporate transactional practice.