Top of equity: Firms break into millionaires’ club as partner earnings rise

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  • Does anyone seriously believe some of these figures - certain firms in the 2nd half deliberately refuse to divulge their correct figures as they would have to justify these to clients & staff.

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  • Well, as the majority (not all) of firms in the Top 100 are LLPs, there is an obligation to record the earnings of the highest earning member of an LLP in the LLP accounts and these accounts are independently audited, I think that these figures are pretty reliable.
    The PEP figure is the one that can be massaged a little.....

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  • Although I'm happy that some in the legal profession are doing well at a time like this, it is slightly disgusting as the number of training contracts given out to law students are low.

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  • The ability to accelerate earnings amidst the slowdown probably shows how companies are turning to litigation to protect their interests, so its no wonder their earnings peaked at such a tentative time

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