In brief: Eversheds

Eversheds' turnover increased by 22 per cent last year, with profits per partner increasing by about 10 per cent. The firm's revenue rose to u177.5m

with profits for its 194 equity partners up from u191,000 to u211,000. The

firm's Birmingham senior partner Adrian Bland says 16 per cent of profit

stemmed from organic growth, the other 6 per cent from acquisitions such as

that of Cambridge firm Palmer Wheeldon.