In brief: Eversheds posts 14 per cent fee income rise

Eversheds fee income for 1997/98 increased by nearly 14 per cent from £125m to £145m, according to figures the firm released last week. Its Birmingham office's turnover of £24m accounted for a fifth of that figure. The figures come before the merger with half of Frere Cholmeley Bischoff, which happened on 1 August.