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What’s the best measure of financial success for law firms? Fee income? Profit margin? An average profit per equity partner number that fails to give any indication of how many partners are actually receiving anything close to that figure, due to the way the firm shares out its equity?

Our analysis of the limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts of the UK’s 50 largest law firms – carried out in conjunction with professional services firm Smith & Williamson – means you can take your pick. The research, based on the most recent accounts filed with Companies House (which cover the 2014-15 financial year rather than the 2015-16 figures still being announced by some firms), ranks the 47 firms within the UK top 50 that are registered as LLPs, on a host of metrics.

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