The U.K.’s top law firms have endured turbulent market conditions to achieve their best growth performance since 2008 with the top 50 expanding its revenues by 3.6 percent over the last financial year.

Legal Week‘s 2010-11 results show the U.K. top 50 increased its revenues from £11.89 billion to £12.33 billion — returning income across the group to almost exactly 2009 levels. The average revenue growth of top 50 law firms was 5.3 percent.