TL 27 October 2014 (UK 200 Exec Summary)

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UK 200 selected profiles

In-depth analyses throughout the entire UK 200 give a rounded picture of each firm’s year. This small selection provides a taste Rank 3: Linklaters Financials Linklaters last year returned to its strongest revenue position in five years after boosting turnover by 5 per cent to £1.255bn, up from £1.195bn at the end of 2012/13. The […]

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11-20 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends Within this segment only Slaughter and May and Eversheds have held steady on revenues over the past five years. The years of greatest activity were 2011 to 2013, when Clyde & Co, […]

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1-10 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Top 10, RPL vs PEP (with revenue) The chart displays segments within the top 10 firms. On the top right the magic circle form a clear group of four on a combined RPL/PEP (revenue […]

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UK 200 The bar: Flourishing in the Inns

The bar saw growth across the board but is rapidly segmenting into three distinct groupings The bar is fast splintering into three distinct groups, with the UK’s top commercial sets pulling away from their personal injury, employment and criminal counterparts. Chambers are far from immune to the changes coursing through the legal market. The Jackson […]

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21-30 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends The biggest spike in this chart by some way is that representing DWF. This graphically highlights the firm’s aggressive growth via merger strategy which it has pursued over the past two-to-three years. […]

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Leader: UK 200 redraws the legal map

It’s here: The Lawyer’s UK 200 is the biggest financial data exercise in the legal profession. This year we’re making it more thought-provoking than ever. We’ve also tackled a problem no other analyst has. While The Lawyer UK 200 deals with UK-heritage firms, there are now a number of largely US-owned firms with substantial practices […]

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41-50 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue trends The firms in this group – with revenues mostly in the £72m-£87m range – are spread fairly evenly, with the exception of Keoghs and TLT, which prop up the table on £58m. […]

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Richard Kemp: IT will bring the biggest shakedown yet to law

Information will move 500 times faster by 2034, providing the means for cloud-based advice services to take a major slice of the legal market Richard Kemp, founder, Kemp IT Law In the IT world XaaS (pronounced Zass) is the new thing. It stands for anything as a service, whether software (SaaS), platform (PaaS) or network […]

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The UK Market Register: US firms storm the mid-market

Our new metric, including overseas-based firms, gives a very different picture of the UK legal market The UK 200 has redrawn the list of the top 100 largest firms in the UK by revenue to include the largest overseas-headquartered rivals. With this ranking, called the UK Market Register, a different picture emerges, with the battleground […]

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UK 200 overview: Combined revenue of top 200 UK firms breaks through £20bn

A record-breaking year for the UK’s top law firms The last financial year was a record-breaker for the UK’s legal market. Revenue, profit and headcount numbers for the top 200 UK-headquartered firms were all at record levels in 2013/14. As the economy surges back to health, law firms are riding the wave. Revenue and profit […]

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31-40 segments: extracts

We examine the UK’s top 50 law firms in groups of 10 – here are some extracts from the full report Revenue vs RPL Size did not always equate to high RPL in 2013/14, although the general trend was still that firms with higher revenues produced more fees per lawyer. The big exceptions in the […]

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UK 200 International: Consolidation continues as growth accelerates

The growth of the international firms in the UK is accelerating In what is still a highly unpredictable global legal market one thing is certain – next year’s International Top 30 UK will once again highlight the continuing impact of global consolidation. Thanks to the deal announced last month between Bingham McCutchen and Akin Gump […]

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