Rothera Dawson

The Lawyer UK 200

  • UK 200 Position: 198=
  • Tu…

  • UK 200 Position: 198=
  • Turnover: £5.0m
  • Revenue per fee-earner: £98,000
  • Revenue per lawyer: £132,000
  • Revenue per partner: £294,000
  • Total number of fee-earners: 51
  • Total number of qualified lawyers: 38
  • Total number of partners: 17
  • Total number of female partners: 5
  • Total number of staff: 105

Nottingham-based firm Rothera Dowson held on to its spot in the UK 200 despite seeing no growth in turnover during the year.

Last year the firm was in joint bottom place of The Lawyer’s Chasing 50 list alongside South East firm Blaser Mills and London-based Grundberg Mocatta Rakison. All three posted a turnover figure of £5m.

However, while Rothera Dowson did not manage to better this figure in the 2006-07 financial year, it fared better than its peers with both Grundberg Mocatta Rakison and Blaser Mills seeing turnover drop by 10 per cent to £4.5m.

The 17-partner Rothera Dowson is best known for its family practice. Towards the end of the financial year it made a rare partnership promotion in the shape of associate family solicitor Lorna Sear.

At the same time Amy Rothera, who specialises in wills and probate, was promoted to the position of associate. She is a sixth-generation member of the Rothera family to work at the firm.