SJ Berwin has posted an increase in average profit per equity partner (PEP) from £510,000 up to £575,000, with preliminary figures putting top equity partners on over £900,000, up from £780,000. Revenue is up from £110m to £122m on a like-for-like basis. Last year’s revenues were £99m, but that did not include the £11m German turnover, which was not then integrated with London. Having beat budget by £4m, SJ Berwin has paid £1m in bonuses to both fee-earning and non-fee-earning staff.
Parliamentary and planning firm Bircham Dyson Bell has taken its public relations venture a step further with the hire of its first journalist, forming an alliance of lawyers, PR experts and journalists for the first time. The firm has recruited journalist Frank le Duc from The Times as a communications consultant in its Westminster office. […]