Position: 58
Firm: Weightmans

Turnover: £49.8m
Profit per equity partner: £305K
Earnings per partner: £144K
Equity spread: £177K-£386K
Net profit: £8.4m
Profit margin: 17 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £109K
Revenue per lawyer: £171K
Revenue per partner: £503K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.78m
Total number of fee-earners: 458
Total number of qualified partners: 292
Total number of partners: 99
Total number of equity partners: 28
Total number of female partners: 30
Total number of female equity partners: 3
Total number of staff: 797
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:9.4

2006-07: Commercial 1, healthcare 2, litigation 2
2005-06: Litigation 4, real estate 1, professional indemnity 2, public sector 1
2004-05: Litigation 1, professional indemnity 1

2006-07: Healthcare 1, marine 1, transport 2, litigation 3, public sector 1
2005-06: Litigation 1, real estate 2, professional indemnity 1, public sector 1, transport 1 2004-05: Transport 1, real estate 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 14.8
New female partners as percentage of intake: 13.5
Firms recruited from: Ricksons, Berryman Lace Mawer, Clyde & Co, DLA Piper
Equity structure: 24 equity partners, 64 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Healthcare, professional indemnity, litigation
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Over the past three years Weightmans has promoted 15 lawyers to its partnership, with a focus on contentious practice groups. 2005-06 saw this peak, with eight made up. Healthcare and professional indemnity saw the most promotions in 2006-07 and 2005-06 respectively. The firm has also been steadily rebuilding through lateral hires following a turbulent period, increasing the number of lateral hires over the past three years to reach eight in 2006-07.