News UK 200 The Lawyer UK 200 preview: Profit margin: Profitability still a key indicator of success By The Lawyer 14 August 2011 00:00 18 December 2015 10:20 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 15 August 2011 at 09:52 The headline is probably one of the most obvious I’ve ever read in the trade press. But one thing that’s clearly missing from the figures are debt levels and leverage. Firms can be making profits all they like (and bizarrely, remove profit every year to disperse amongst equity partners – awful business management). However it’s the debt level that we need to be concerned with. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.