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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.
West Midlands firm DBS Law is to cut staff hours after posting record growth over the last year.
The Birmingham-headquartered firm said staff would benefit from a two and half hour cut to the working week.
Turnover for 2012/13 stood at £5.4m, an increase by a quarter of a million from the previous year. The firm has been growing each year as part of a growth strategy implemented in 2008 to hit the £30m mark by July 2016, that represents growth of 455 per cent.
DBS CEO Rob Brohl said most of this income will be generated by acquisitive growth: “We’re looking at six potential acquisitions at the moment including having an operation in London. London is an interesting market with lots of niche and boutique firms doing well.”
The firm acquired two firms this year with Birmingham firm Hearne & Co in July 2013 and Nottingham firm Andersons in October 2013.