08 Sep 2022

UK law firm financial results tracker

How the top practices performed in a year characterised by record deal markets, salary wars and escalating geopolitical instability

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The war in Ukraine, the cost of living crisis and the possibility of a recession in the UK and other markets will have law firm managing partners worrying about the challenges they may be facing come the autumn.

For now, however, many will be expressing satisfaction at their respective firms' performances over the last financial year, when the stars could not have been more aligned for most practices, given record deal markets and lingering Covid-19 induced cost savings.

Track the financial results of the UK's top outfits as they are posted below and find out which firms are leading the pack in what promises to be another year of strong results. Click here to read last year's table.

DateFirmRevenue (£m)% ChangePEP (£k)% Change
08 SepIrwin Mitchell 275.7-2.7%n/an/a
23 AugStewarts11443%2,740k93%
15 Aug HFW198.7-0.8%669k-2%
9 AugClyde & Co6501.6%708k-1%
9 AugLinklaters1,782.86.5%1,869k5.4%
8 AugDentons (UK LLP)260.414%n/an/a
3 AugAddleshaw Goddard37712%866k2%
27 JulyFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer1,7017%2,070k8%
26 JulyMacfarlanes303.716.4%2,484k19.1%
26 July Fieldfisher33015%1,050k22%
22 July Eversheds Sutherland (international)678.48%1,238k26%
21 JulyCMS (UK LLP)64413.6%n/an/a
21 July Bird & Bird445.6m9.9%645k*11.1%
21 JulyDWF350.23.6%n/an/a
21 July Mishcon de Reya 23022%1,050k11%
21 July Ashurst79812%1,175k13%
20 July RPC149.410%571k-10%
19 JulyClifford Chance1,9698%2,040k10%
18 JulyShoosmiths181.88%675k3%
14 JulyAllen & Overy1,94010%1,950k3%
14 JulyTLT14430%840k40%
13 JulyHerbert Smith Freehills1,1036%1,163k6%
13 JulySimmons & Simmons4656%1,002k2%
12 JulyKnights125.622%n/an/a
8 JulyTaylor Wessing UK21925%n/an/a
6 JulyPinsent Masons531.16%739k16%
23 JuneKennedys2868%n/an/a
13 JuneOsborne Clarke UK199.120%796k11%

* Converted from €767k

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