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Turnover: £47.2m Profit per equity partner: £526K Earnings per partner: £305K Equity spread: £287K-£584K Net profit: £12.1m Profit margin: 26 per cent Revenue per fee-earner: £235K Revenue per lawyer: £274K Revenue per partner: £761K Revenue per equity partner: £2.05m Total number of fee-earners: 201 Total number of qualified partners: 172 Total number of partners: 62 Total number of equity partners: 23 Total number of female partners: 8 Total number of female equity partners: 1 Total number of staff: 327 Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:6.5
Intake as percentage of partnership: 12.7 New female partners as percentage of intake: 14.3 Firms recruited from: Faegre & Benson, DLA Piper, Nabarro Equity structure: 20 equity partners, 35 non-equity Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Private client *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year
For the second year in a row Speechly Bircham has doubled its internal promotions. It made one promotion in 2004-05, two in 2005-06 and four in 2006-07.
The corporate and private client groups were the biggest winners with two appointments apiece. Three laterals into IT, private client and the litigation departments in 2006-07 represented a slight reduction from the four hires made in both 2004-05 and 2005-06.