Littleton’s turnover up by a fifth

Littleton Chambers has recorded a 20 per cent growth in turnover in the last year, allowing the set to capture four barristers from Cloisters, including its latest recruit Martin Palmer.

The 48-barrister set, which according to The Lawyer Bar Top 30 had a turnover of £18.1m during the 2006-07 financial year, puts the record percentage increase down to chambers’ drive to grow its core practice areas of commercial and employment.

Littleton chief executive Gerard Hickie said: “As well as an increased focus on our core areas, we’ve taken on five new lateral recruits in the last 12 months, which has helped to drive growth. At our current rate we’re on target to meet our plan to grow chambers by a quarter by 2010.”

Palmer, who was called in 2003, joins his former Cloisters colleagues Jonathan Cohen, Adam Solomon and Chris Quinn at Littleton.