Weightmans – UK 100

Turnover: £41m

Profit per equity partner: £145,000

Equity spread: £110,000-£190,000

Net profit: £3.2m

Profit margin: 8 per cent

Salaried partner remuneration: £110,000-£190,000

Revenue per lawyer: £224,000

Revenue per partner: £569,000

Revenue per equity partner: £2,050,000

Cost per lawyer: £207,000

Profit per lawyer: £17,000

No of partners: 72

No of equity partners: 20

No of female partners: 17

No of female equity partners: One

Total no of fee-earners (including consultants, paralegals etc): 271

Total no of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals etc): 183

Total no of staff: 565

Leverage ratio: 1:5.55

Equity partner to staff ratio: 1:14.70

Fee-earner to staff ratio: 1:1.08

Financial management: No lockup targets.

Equity structure: Modified lockstep with nine steps. Annual reviews of objectives can move partners up or down the lockstep, with the managing partner setting objectives and reporting to an overview committee.

Billable hours targets: 1,450 assistants and partners.

Key clients: Axa Corporate, British Marine Industries Federation, Hoover Candy, Metropolitan Police, NHS Litigation Authority, Zurich.