HBJ Gateley Wareing

The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 69

  • Position: 63
    Firm: HBJ Gateley Wareing

    Turnover: £45.2m
    Profit per equity partner: £268K
    Earnings per partner: £199K
    Equity spread: £150K-£600K
    Net profit: £13.7m
    Profit margin: 30 per cent
    Revenue per fee-earner: £120K
    Revenue per lawyer: £197K
    Revenue per partner: £538K
    Revenue per equity partner: £0.84m
    Total number of fee-earners: 377
    Total number of qualified partners: 230
    Total number of partners: 84
    Total number of equity partners: 54
    Total number of female partners: 17
    Total number of female equity partners: 6
    Total number of staff: 582
    Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:3.3

    2006-07: Tax 1, employment 1, litigation 1
    2005-06: Real estate 1, employment 1
    2004-05: Corporate 2, private client 1, shipping 1

    2006-07: Employment 1, real estate 3
    2005-06: Private client 2, real estate 1, employment 1, litigation 2, 27 from the merger with Henderson Boyd Jackson
    2004-05: Real estate 1

    Intake as percentage of partnership: 10.8
    New female partners as percentage of intake: 14.3
    Equity structure: 43 equity partners, 22 non-equity
    Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Tax, employment
    *Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

    HBJ Gateley Wareing promoted three to the partnership in 2006-07. These were spread evenly across the tax, employment and litigation/dispute resolution practices. During the same period the firm made four lateral hires, the bulk of which were in real estate. This is the first group of promotions and laterals since Gateley Wareing merged with Henderson Boyd Jackson in January 2006, a merger that accounted for 27 partners joining the firm.