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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 (inc. consultants, paralegals etc): 125
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 105
Total no of staff: 236
Leverage ratio: 1:2.42
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:4.63
Fee earner to staff ratio: 1:0.89
Financial management: Thanks to the efficient conversion of WIP and collection of debtors, Speechly Bircham believes that funding per equity partner is 50 per cent of the average for comparable firms. The firm's practice profile by revenue is corporate 28.6 per cent, litigation 27.6 including 7.5 per cent for employment, property 17.2, private client 26.6.
Key clients: Cable & Wireless, Credit Suisse Asset Management, Derwent Valley, GMAC, P&O Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Sainsbury's Supermarkets, The Game Group, Thomas Cook, Visa, Wharton Asset Management.