Firms tackle debt conundrum as LLP accounts expose borrowing burden
Half of the UK’s 20 largest law firms are carrying some degree of bank borrowing, limited liability partnership (LLP) accounts have revealed, as law firm debt comes increasingly into focus in the wake of the recent collapse of Cobbetts. Accounts filed with Companies House for the 2011-12 financial year show that 10 of the UK top 20 are carrying debts, with seven seeing their debt increase since the 2010-11 financial year: DLA Piper, Herbert Smith Freehills, Clyde & Co, Simmons & Simmons, Berwin Leighton Paisner, Irwin Mitchell and SJ Berwin.
Accounts reveal debts as Cobbetts turns firms’ focus to finances
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