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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.
Call us sad if you will, dear reader, but at least give us the pleasure of treating you to a Monday lunchtime stat attack. We promise to give you the juicy bits of this year’s US firms in London table faster than you could say Jiminy Cricket. Promise.
Ready? Read fast:
1. Just 16 per cent of partners at US firms in London are women, with various sources blaming the City’s ‘male dominated’ lateral hiring market as one of the areas blocking gender diversity. Edwards Wildman Palmer was one of the firms with the lowest proportion of female partners while Bingham McCutchen had the highest.
3. New entrants to the top 30 table this year include Quinn Emanuel Urquart & Sullivan ($45.3m), Arnold & Porter ($42.7m) and Ropes & Gray ($40m). The US’s most successful revenue-churners in the UK - Baker & McKenzie ($199.1m), White & Case ($199.1m) and Latham & Watkins ($197.5m) - remain at the top.
For more, put your feet up and enjoy this week’s feature and leader.
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