Bevan Brittan

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Position: 66 (Down from last year)
Firm: Bevan Brittan

Turnover: £41.7m
Profit per equity partner: £209K
Earnings per partner: £144K
Equity spread: £100K-£284K
Net profit: £6.1m
Profit margin: 15 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £146K
Revenue per lawyer: £180K
Revenue per partner: £673K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.26m
Total number of fee-earners: 285
Total number of qualified partners: 232
Total number of partners: 62
Total number of equity partners: 33
Total number of female partners: 18
Total number of female equity partners: 8
Total number of staff: 492
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:6

2006-07: Commercial 1, construction 2
2005-06: Projects 1
2004-05: Commercial 1, commercial litigation 1

2006: Real estate 1, regulatory 1, corporate 2
2005: Corporate 4, health 1
2004: Litigation 2, claims 1, planning 1, PFI 1, pensions 1, real estate 1, corporate 2

Intake as percentage of partnership: 10.8
New female partners as percentage of intake: 42.9
Equity structure: 39 equity partners, 26 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Commercial, construction
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Since its demerger from Bevan Ashford almost three years ago, Bevan Brittan has had a patchy period financially, with the firm leaning heavily on lateral hires for growth.

In the last three years the firm has made 18 lateral hires, compared with six internal promotions. Opportunities for associates to enter the partnership are, however, on the up, particularly in commercial and construction.

London, Bristol and Birmingham all saw promotions in 2006, but London is the hotspot for laterals, taking seven of the new recruits in the last two years.