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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 (including consultants, paralegals etc): 271
Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 183
Total no of staff: 565
Leverage ratio: 1:5.55
Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:14.70
Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:1.08
Financial management: No lockup targets.
Equity structure: Modified lockstep with nine steps. Annual reviews of objectives can move partners up or down the lockstep, with the managing partner setting objectives and reporting to an overview committee.
Billable hours targets: 1,450 assistants and partners.
Key clients: Axa Corporate, British Marine Industries Federation, Hoover Candy, Metropolitan Police, NHS Litigation Authority, Zurich.