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Edinburgh-headquartered Shepherd & Wedderburn’s turnover fell by 7 per cent in the 2008-09 financial year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) dropping 26 per cent.
At the end of the year the firm’s turnover stood at £39.6m, down from £42.6m, while PEP fell from £311,000 to £230,000.
Chief executive Patrick Andrew said: “We, along with many other businesses, have faced a challenging year, particularly in areas such as real estate and capital markets, which have been hit hardest by the financial crisis and resulting recession. Our real estate and corporate finance practices have held up well and we have had some notable successes in other areas.”