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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.
Watson Burton has seen its half-year turnover rocket by 59 per cent.
As first reported on www.thelawyer.com (28 November), the North East firm, currently in the higher reaches of The Lawyer Rising 50, posted a six month-figure of £10.8m, up from £6.8m for the same period last year.
If the firm's fee income continues to grow at this rate for the remainder of the year, it will enjoy a final turnover of more than £25m - giving it a place in The Lawyer UK 100 Annual Report for the first time.
Watson Burton senior partner Andrew Hoyle said: "Our results reinforce the fact that Watson Burton's combination of national quality services and regional pricing structure is one for which the market has a real appetite."
In the last year the firm opened an office in Leeds and recruited seven partners - David Bowden, Philip Jordan, Nick Kippax, Tristan Meears-White, Sharon Needle, Andrew Walker and Mark Warburton.