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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.
Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 395
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 309
Total no of staff: 735
Leverage ratio: 1:3.44
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:5.4
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:0.86
Financial management: No fixed borrowings.
Equity structure: Merit-based system with 20 points at bottom and 60 at top and nine bands. Profits are divided into two pools of 30 and 70 per cent. The first 30 per cent is divided by points, and 70 per cent is divided based on performance.