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Outer Temple Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £10m Head of chambers: Philip Mott QC Total tenants (silks): 55 (17) Door tenants: Four Chambers contributions: 17.5 per cent Revenue per barrister: £200,000 Top cases last year: Shipman Inquiry; organ retention group action; R v Imco Plastics; Cooke v United Bristol Healthcare Trust; McCabe & ors v Cornwall County Council. No of appearances […]

Essex Court Chambers – UK 100

Turnover: £29.9m Heads of chambers: Gordon Pollock QC Total tenants (silks): 67 (27) Door tenants: 30 (including 14 arbitrators). Chambers contributions: 13 per cent Revenue per barrister: £446,000 Top cases last year: BCCI Liquidators v Bank of England; BP Plc v National Union; ‘Energy 77’ Graham Davies v Cox; RAF Fairford v Jones & Milling; […]

Withy King Solicitors – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £8.6m Revenue per partner: £344,000 Revenue per lawyer: £134,400 Total number of partners: 25 Total number of fee-earners: 106 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 64 Total number of support staff: 69 Offices: Bath, Chippenham, Marlborough, Swindon, Trowbridge Equity structure: Modified lockstep Core business: Commercial, litigation, private client. Has two other […]

Maclay Murray & Spens – UK 100

Turnover: £38m Profit per equity partner: £195,000 Equity spread: £130,000-£260,000 Net profit: £9.3m Profit margin: 24 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £120,000 Revenue per lawyer: £174,000 Revenue per partner: £576,000 Revenue per equity partner: £792,000 Cost per lawyer: £131,000 Profit per lawyer: £42,000 No of partners: 66 No of equity partners: 48 No of female […]

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