Lester Aldridge – Rising 50 – 2005

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Hammonds – UK 100

Turnover: £136m Profit per equity partner: £272,000 Equity spread: £180,000-£765,000 Net profit: £25.5m Profit margin: 19 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £118,000 Revenue per lawyer: £197,000 Revenue per partner: £667,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,447,000 Cost per lawyer: £160,000 Profit per lawyer: £37,000 No of partners: 204 No of equity partners: 94 No of female […]

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Harvey Ingram Owston – Rising 50 – 2005

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