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Slater & Gordon turnover plummets 27 per cent after difficult year

Slater & Gordon (S&G) CEO David Whitmore has urged the firm to look towards the future after its accounts revealed a 27 per cent drop in turnover for the firm’s financial year ending June 2017. A difficult 12 months saw the firm’s topline fall from £316.8m to £231.5m, a fall of £85.3m, with a number […]

DWF strengthens IPO business case with double-digit growth

DWF has released its financial results for the 2017/18 financial year with the firm posting an 18 per cent increase in turnover taking it from £199m to £236m. The firm also said that average profit per equity partner at the firm had increased last year, though it declined to publish what that figure had reached. […]

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White & Case’s City profits skyrocket by nearly 40 per cent

White & Case‘s net profit in London shot up nearly 40 per cent over 2017, according to the firm’s LLP accounts for the last financial year. The US firm revealed a strong year for the firm in London, as well as its Johannesburg office, which is also covered in the figures. Year-end figures for 2017 […]

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Mishcon’s New York revenue recovers for first time since 2014/15

Mishcon de Reya more than doubled the top line of its New York office over 2017/18, bucking a three-year trend of declining revenues in the firm’s sole office outside of London. Revenues dropped 64 per cent between 2014/15 and 2016/17 from a high of £6.7m to £2.4m. However, the firm’s fortunes reversed in the US in the […]


Weightmans revenue nears £100m mark after 3 per cent growth

Weightmans is closing in on the £100m revenue mark, after reporting a 3 per cent growth in its turnover. The national firm revealed that turnover has nudged up from £95m to £97.1m after revenue remained static over 2016/17. Profit growth has slowed, however, after a surge of 21 per cent in the 2016/17 financial year. […]

Paul Rawlinson

Bakers back on track but revenue falls short of $3bn

Baker McKenzie‘s global revenue has come just shy of $3bn, as it bumps up 8 per cent from $2.67bn (£2.02bn) to $2.9bn in the financial year 2017/2018. This follows a modest 2.1 per cent rise in the 2016/17 financial year, when revenue inched up from $2.62bn to $2.67bn, and a steady return to form from 2014/2015 when revenue […]

Kennedys New York

Kennedys’ turnover surges 31% after year of mergers

A 31 per cent rise in turnover at Kennedys saw the firm’s global turnover rise from £149.9m to £196m, while UK turnover grew 14 per cent from £101.5m to £118m. Much of this growth was attributed to its merger with Manchester-based commercial litigation boutique Berg as well as a rapid expansion programme which saw the […]

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HFW hits new revenue high of £179m

HFW hit record figures in both turnover and profit in 2017/18 after a third successive year of topline growth, with the firm’s topline increasing by nearly 30 per cent since 2015. The firm’s turnover grew 8 per cent last year from £165.7m to £179.1m, while profits at the firm were up 12 per cent from […]

David Pollitt

DAC overhauls bonus structure in record-breaking year for staff

DAC Beachcroft‘s record £7.7m bonus payout to staff last year was a result of the firm’s overhauled remuneration system, which focuses largely on performance-related initiatives, The Lawyer can reveal. Senior associates and legal directors have had their remuneration more closely aligned to that of partners at the firm, while business services staff will now see theirs reflected […]

Roger Morris

Burges Salmon PEP drops for second consecutive year

Burges Salmon’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) has dropped for the second year in a row, while revenue nudged up 3 per cent to hit £90m. The Bristol-headquartered reported a dip in PEP of nearly 2 per cent from £435,000 to £430,000. Since recording a PEP high of £523,000 in 2015/16, Burges Salmon has […]

David Pollitt

DAC posts double-digit growth across the board with record PEP figure

DAC Beachcroft has posted a strong set of results for the 2017/18 financial year, showing double-digit growth in turnover and profit as well as posting a record-high in profit per equity partner (PEP) of £530,000. An 11 per cent increase in turnover from 2016/17 saw the firm rise from £207m to £230m, while a 21 per […]

Kevin Gold

Mishcon posts 8% rise in turnover as firm breaks £160m

An 8 per cent increase in turnover at Mishcon de Reya last year saw the firm break through the £160m barrier for the first time in its history, posting £161.3m for the 2017/18 financial year. The increase in the firm’s top line means it has now added more than £30m in revenue growth in the […]

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