The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 126=
  • Turnover…

  • UK 200 Position: 126=
  • Turnover: £14.0m
  • Revenue per fee-earner: £206,000
  • Revenue per lawyer: £778,000
  • Revenue per partner: £3.5m
  • Total number of fee-earners: 68
  • Total number of qualified lawyers: 18
  • Total number of partners: 4
  • Total number of female partners: 1
  • Total number of staff: 302

Merseyside-based firm Barnetts Solicitors enjoyed a record-breaking year with a turnover of £12m. The four-partner firm (only two of whom are equity) specialises in conveyancing, in which it claims the largest volume of cases in the UK and which constitutes 90 per cent of turnover. The remaining 10 per cent is derived from personal injury (PI) litigation. In the past year Barnetts has doubled the number of remortgage completions it handles, increased its sales and purchases completions by 35 per cent and its commercial completions by 24 per cent. The commercial property department now handles an average of £25m lending a month. The firm’s next major project is to develop its online legal service, called Click, which offers online assistance in conveyancing and PI and commercial property cases.