Australia’s largest firm by lawyer number Minter Ellison has announced a rise of 2.3 per cent in its 2014/15 turnover, pushing the top line figure from A$418m to A$428m (£200.2m).

The results, released in the firm’s latest annual report, means the firm has surpassed its 2011/12 revenue figure of A$419m for the first time. The firm’s growth stalled between 2011/12 and 2013/14, with a marginal dip of 0.7 per cent in 2012/13 when the firm brought in over A$416m.

The growth was achieved under the first full year leadership of non-lawyer Tony Harrington, former senior partner and chief executive of PwC. He took over the helm last April from predecessor John Weber, and has since initiated a number of new strategies and plans to spur growth in Australia’s “current patchy market conditions”.

Another Australian firm Gadens also made the headlines last week, following news that it is in talks to join a three-way merger with Dentons and Singaporean firm Rodyk & Davidson.

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