Race to be biggest firm in the UK

Linklaters’ revenue is up 22 per cent at the half-year stage to £536m. That’s a whopping £100m up on the same period last year.


Linklaters‘ revenue is up 22 per cent at the half-year stage to £536m (SEE STORY). That’s a whopping £100m up on the same period last year.

If it keeps going at the same rate for the rest of the year, Linklaters will smash the £1bn barrier with a revenue of £1.14bn.

Linklaters is desperately keen to catch up with Clifford Chance, but if the latter’s 16 per cent growth continues for the second half, then Linklaters will just fall short, with Clifford Chance’s turnover rising to £1.19bn.

Both firms will be hoping for stronger second halves. The race is on.