The top 200 UK law firms of this year have been revealed with the publication of The Lawyer UK 200 2017.

It includes just four new firms in contrast to the 16 additions in the 2016 report, underlining the relatively low level of consolidation activity in the UK market last year.

The four new firms in the ranking are: Aaron & Partners, ranked joint 199th with Balfour & Manson; Vardags, ranked 193; Morrisons Solicitors, ranked 189; and Cavendish Legal Group, ranked joint 160th with Barlow Robbins.

Three firms make it into the Top 100 for the first time: Keystone Law, with a turnover of £26m, Moore Blatch on £24m and Knights, which saw its revenue rise by 60 per cent to £33m.

The threshold for inclusion in the ranking rose from £8.5m to £8.7m while at the top end the largest firm, DLA Piper, saw its total turnover rise by 6 per cent from £1.59bn to £1.68bn.

The Lawyer UK 200 2017 cover for article on the top 200 UK law firmsThe average revenue for firms in the Top 100 is now £219.8m, up from £201.3m in 2015/16 while the average revenue per lawyer in the top 100 is £305,000. The largest number of firms in this grouping have an average RPL of between £200,000 and £250,000.

The total revenue in this year’s top 200 was a record £23.46bn, a rise of 9 per cent on the previous year.

Firm profiles, deals and latest news and analysis from The Lawyer UK 200.

The top 200 UK law firms 2017 by revenue

UK 200 rank 2017 Firm name Revenue 2017 (£m)
1 DLA Piper  1,675.2
2 Clifford Chance  1,540.0
3 Allen & Overy  1,520.0
4 Linklaters  1,438.4
5 Hogan Lovells  1,420.0
6 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  1,330.0
7 Norton Rose Fulbright  1,243.3
8 Herbert Smith Freehills  920.5
9 CMS  817.6
10 Ashurst  541.0
11 Clyde & Co  508.1
12 Slaughter and May  468.0
13 Eversheds  438.6
14 Pinsent Masons  423.1
15 Gowling WLG  390.1
16 Simmons & Simmons  316.1
17 Bird & Bird  303.2
18 Berwin Leighton Paisner  272.0
19 Taylor Wessing  269.8
20 Irwin Mitchell  235.2
21 Osborne Clarke  209.0
22 DAC Beachcroft  207.0
23 DWF  201.2
24 Addleshaw Goddard  197.8
25 Stephenson Harwood  176.4
26 Withers  174.5
27 Macfarlanes  167.6
28 Holman Fenwick Willan  165.7
29 Fieldfisher  165.0
30 Watson Farley & Williams  159.8
31 Mishcon de Reya  151.9
32 Kennedys  149.9
33 Charles Russell Speechlys  144.0
34 Nabarro  131.0
35 Travers Smith  125.0
36 Shoosmiths  116.7
37 BLM  106.7
38 Bond Dickinson  104.0
39 RPC  102.8
40 Hill Dickinson  101.7
41 Olswang  96.9
42 Trowers & Hamlins  95.9
43 Weightmans  94.7
44 Mills & Reeve  93.3
45 Ince & Co  88.5
46 Burges Salmon  87.0
47 Stewarts Law  78.1
48 Gateley  77.6
49 TLT  74.6
50 Blake Morgan  74.5
51 Freeths  72.0
52 Shakespeare Martineau  71.5
53 Penningtons Manches  69.6
54 Browne Jacobson  66.8
55 Brodies  66.7
56 Keoghs  60.0
57 Farrer & Co  59.9
58 Burness Paull  53.8
59 Howard Kennedy  51.2
60 Shepherd & Wedderburn  50.5
61 Fladgate  49.2
62 Forsters  48.7
63 Lewis Silkin  44.9
64 Maclay Murray & Spens  44.2
65 Clarke Willmott  43.2
66 Dickson Minto  43.0
67 Birketts  42.3
68 Walker Morris  41.5
69 Bristows  41.0
70 Ashfords  40.6
71 Winckworth Sherwood  39.7
72 Bevan Brittan  39.2
73 Foot Anstey  38.3
74 Capsticks  37.6
75 Hugh James  37.0
76 Kingsley Napley  36.9
77 Ward Hadaway  35.8
78 Bircham Dyson Bell  34.8
79 Michelmores  34.4
80 Russell Cooke  34.2
81 Wedlake Bell  33.9
82 Knights  32.9
83 Simpson Millar  32.5
84 Veale Wasbrough Vizards  32.3
85 Royds Withy King  31.3
86 Thrings  30.1
87 Cripps  29.2
88 Brabners  29.0
89 Harrison Clark Rickerbys  28.6
90 Digby Brown  28.3
91 Harbottle & Lewis  28.1
92 Sackers  26.7
93 Harper Macleod  26.6
94 Keystone Law  25.6
95 MW Solicitors  25.5
=96 DMH Stallard  25.0
=96 JMW  25.0
98 Stevens & Bolton  24.7
99 Moore Blatch  24.3
100 Bates Wells Braithwaite  24.0
101 Geldards  24.0
102 Gordon Dadds  23.2
103 Boodle Hatfield  23.0
104 Edwin Coe  22.9
105 Thorntons  22.8
106 Wilkin Chapman  22.8
=107 Payne Hicks Beach  22.0
=107 Turcan Connell  22.0
109 Wiggin  21.6
110 Anderson Strathern  21.5
111 Lester Aldridge  21.2
112 Thomson Snell & Passmore  20.5
113 Morton Fraser  20.0
114 Langleys  19.8
115 Fox Williams  19.7
116 Gordons  19.7
117 Stephensons  19.4
118 Stephens Scown  19.3
119 Wright Hassall  19.3
120 Fletchers  19.0
121 Memery Crystal  18.7
122 Pitmans  18.5
123 Ashtons Legal  18.0
124 Howes Percival  17.6
125 MacRoberts  17.4
126 Hewitsons  17.4
=127 Collyer Bristow  17.0
=127 RadcliffesLeBrasseur  17.0
129 Anthony Collins  16.6
130 Trethowans  16.3
131 Higgs & Sons  16.2
132 TWM  16.2
=133 Birchall Blackburn Law  16.0
=133 Rosenblatt  16.0
135 IBB Solicitors  16.0
136 Nelsons  15.8
137 Stone King  15.8
138 Hodge Jones & Allen  15.7
139 Lupton Fawcett Denison Till  15.5
140 Taylor Vinters  15.0
141 Lindsays  14.6
142 Tees Law  14.6
143 Anthony Gold Solicitors  14.5
144 Sintons  14.3
145 Fenwick Elliott  14.2
=146 Roythornes  14.0
=146 Teacher Stern  14.0
148 Paris Smith  13.9
149 Goodman Derrick  13.7
150 Kemp Little  13.7
151 Express Solicitors  13.6
152 HLW Keeble Hawson  13.6
153 Boyes Turner  13.5
154 Winn Solicitors  13.5
155 EMW  13.4
156 Napthens  13.4
157 Shulmans  13.2
158 Bott & Co  13.1
159 Lee & Thompson  13.1
=160 Barlow Robbins  13.0
=160 Cavendish Legal Group  13.0
162 Taylor & Emmet  12.7
163 DAS Law  12.7
=164 Hamlins  12.6
=164 Wilsons  12.6
166 Brethertons  12.6
167 ASB Law  12.4
168 Peters & Peters  12.4
169 Brachers  12.3
170 FBC Manby Bowdler  12.3
=171 Kuits  12.2
=171 Ramsdens  12.2
173 Seddons  12.2
174 Muckle  12.0
175 Wrigleys Solicitors  11.9
=176 Clarion  11.7
=176 Hunters  11.7
178 Wallace  11.4
179 Gillespie Macandrew  11.4
180 Pemberton Greenish  11.2
181 Ellisons  11.1
182 Roberts Jackson  11.0
183 Ledingham Chalmers  11.0
184 Lanyon Bowdler  10.9
=185 Flint Bishop  10.8
=185 Mayo Wynne Baxter  10.8
187 Coffin Mew  10.7
188 Porter Dodson  10.5
189 Morrisons Solicitors  10.3
190 Simkins  10.2
191 Mundays  10.0
192 Drydensfairfax solicitors  9.7
193 Vardags  9.6
194 BPE Solicitors  9.5
195 Schofield Sweeney  9.4
196 SAS Daniels  9.1
=197 Bindmans  9.0
=197 Kerman & Co  9.0
=199 Aaron & Partners  8.7
=199 Balfour & Manson  8.7

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