UK top 200 ranking: 109
Turnover has seen an upward trend at Moor Blatch since the Hampshire firm tightened its belt in 2009–10. Last year revenue climbed by precisely the same amount it had done the year before, 13.9 per cent, with the 2011–12 rise taking turnover from £17.2m to £19.6m.
Net profit also rose significantly, to £3.3m, with the firm’s 10 equity partners each taking home an average profit per equity partner of £329,000 on an equity spread of £257,000–£357,000.
The increase in PEP is down to the success of the firm’s personal injury and growing clinical negligence practice, which has been in ‘build’ mode (growth but no profit) up until recently. Together the two practice groups contribute around 50 per cent to overall revenue. The firm’s tight grip on expenses also kept profit strong last year.
Moore Blatch’s clients include Southampton City Council, the National Accident Helpline and Churchill Retirement Living.
Overview48 High Street
Turnover (£m): 19.6
Total lawyers: 66