Magic numbers

The Big Four have revealed their results in the space of a week, and it’s good reading for partners at those mega-firms. Freshfields still maintains top spot in PEP, but more pleasing for the big firms is top-line growth. Check out our analysis of the magic circle’s performance over ten years.

2013/14 financials: a decade in figures at the magic circle

Linklaters’ turnover hits £1.255bn, PEP up 5.9% to £1.39m

Revenue rises 1% at Freshfields to £1.232bn, PEP up to £1.48m

A&O posts record results to £1.23bn but revenue rise lags half year performance

Revenue hits £1.359bn at Clifford Chance, PEP up 16 per cent to £1.14m