DWF generated turnover of £60.1m in the past financial year, a rise of nine per cent on the £55.3m it made in 2007-08.
The percentage growth for the full year is marginally lower than it was at the half-year stage, when the Manchester-headquartered firm recorded growth of 12.5 per cent for the first six months of the 2008-09 financial year (17 November 2008).
The move dented Weightmans’ profitability, but turnover grew at Weightmans by four per cent from £50m to £52m over the 2008-09 financial year (11 May).
Larger northwest firm Halliwells recorded a drop in turnover this year. It brought in £83m, a drop of five per cent on last year’s figure of £87m (11 May).