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Charles Adams, Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance targets US and quicker billing as revenue hits £2.3bn

Clifford Chance’s revenue hit £2.3bn in 2023/24, up 9 per cent from the previous year when it broke through the £2bn revenue barrier for the first time. Net profit was up 10 per cent last year from £781m to £856m, an improvement from the previous year when the firm’s net profit remained flat. Profit per […]

Shane Gleghorn

Taylor Wessing sets sights on €1bn turnover mark

Taylor Wessing’s revenue reached £480.7m (€562m) in the last financial year, as it aims for €1bn globally by 2028. The rise of nearly 10 per cent in sterling is a significant increase on its 2022/23 results in which global turnover crept up by 4 per cent to £439m. Its UK offices contributed over half of […]

Sebastian Prichard Jones, Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes PEP rebounds to hit £2.6m

Macfarlanes’ financials have shot right back up after taking a tumble in the previous financial year, with its average profit per equity partner hitting £2.6m. The firm’s last three financial results have been very up and down, with 2021/22 marking a record-breaking year of double-digit growth, leading to a decline in 2022/23. The 2023/24 signals […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird open to US merger as firm races past £500m barrier

Bird & Bird CEO Christian Bartsch has said that he “would not say no” to the idea of a US merger after revealing that the firm broke through the £500m mark for the first time in its history. Bartsch was speaking as the firm published its financial results for the 2023/24 year. Though a US […]

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