List of largest United Kingdom-based law firms

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The following is a list of the 100 largest United Kingdom-based law firms measured by worldwide revenues. The list only includes law firms which are headquartered or co-headquartered in the United Kingdom. The list does not include the QualitySolicitors network of British law firms, which has system-wide revenues of around £300 million.[1]

# Name Turnover (2014/15)[2] Turnover (2013/14)[3] Profit per equity partner (2013/14)[3] Headquarters Notes
1 DLA Piper £1,626 million £1,560 million £825,000 London/Chicago DLA Piper is composed of two partnerships, the United Kingdom-based DLA Piper International LLP and the United States-based DLA Piper U.S. LLP. The two partnerships share a single management board but are not financially integrated.
2 Clifford Chance £1,350 million £1,359 million £1,120,000 London
3 Allen & Overy £1,280 million £1,234 million £1,100,000 London
4 Linklaters £1,270 million £1,255 million £1,313,000 London
5 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer £1,245 million £1,232 million £1,398,000 London
6 Norton Rose Fulbright £1,152 million £845.3 million n/a London Norton Rose Fulbright is composed of five partnerships: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. The partnerships share a single management board but are not financially integrated.
7 Hogan Lovells £1,098 million £1,030 million £692,000 London/Washington, D.C. Hogan Lovells is composed of two partnerships, the United Kingdom-based Hogan Lovells International LLP and the United States-based Hogan Lovells US LLP. The two partnerships share a single management board but are not financially integrated.
8 Herbert Smith Freehills £800 million £671.2 million £784,000 London/Sydney
9 CMS £715.6 million £710.4 million £437,000 London/Frankfurt Financial data is for the CMS European Economic Interest Grouping which is managed by an executive committee based in Frankfurt, Germany. CMS Cameron McKenna is the UK member partnership. CMS Cameron McKenna will merge with Edinburgh-based Dundas & Wilson in May 2014.[4]
10 Ashurst £586 million £323 million £680,000 London Merged with the Australia-based Blake Dawson in November 2013.[5]
11 Slaughter and May £471.5 million £443 million £1,887,000 London
12 Eversheds £381.7 million £376 million £642,000 London
13 Clyde & Co £365.1 million £336.6 million £580,000 London
14 Pinsent Masons £323.2 million £309.2 million £387,000 London
15 Simmons & Simmons £268.6 million £250.3 million £525,000 London
16 Bird & Bird £259 million £249 million £470,000 London
17 Berwin Leighton Paisner £246 million £233 million n/a London
18 Taylor Wessing £241.2 million £228 million £404,000 London
19 Irwin Mitchell £202.7 million £200.2 million £619,000 Sheffield
20 DAC Beachcroft £199.2 million £188.2 million £281,000 London
21 King & Wood Mallesons (SJ Berwin LLP) £191 million £183 million £610,000 Hong Kong/London Formerly SJ Berwin, figures are for the offices previously covered by SJ Berwin, as King & Wood Mallesons is headquartered in Hong Kong.
22 DWF £191 million £188.2 million £429,000 Manchester
23 Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co £172 million £ £367,000 Birmingham Wragge & Co merged with Lawrence Graham in May 2014.[6]
24 Addleshaw Goddard £171.4 million £166.5 million £457,000 London
25 Holman Fenwick Willan £143.8 million £141 million £530,000 London
26 Osborne Clarke £142 million £112.8 million £350,000 London
27 Macfarlanes £139.7 million £114.16 million £989,000 London
28 Charles Russell Speechlys £134.5 million £N/A million £311,000 London Charles Russell merged with Speechly Bircham in November 2014 to form Charles Russell Speechlys
29 Kennedys Law £128.5 million £117 million £429,000 London
30 Withers £123.3 million £117.8 million £370,000 London
31 Stephenson Harwood £121 million £112.3 million £450,000 London
32 Olswang £117.6 million £113 million £510,000 London
33 Watson, Farley & Williams £ 117 million £102.1 million £383,000 London
34 Nabarro £116.7 million £116.3 million £430,000 London
35 Parabis £ 114 million £110.5 million £1,136,000 n/a Parabis operates as a limited company so its profit per equity partner figure is not directly comparable
36= Hill Dickinson £111.6 million £112.8 million £264,000 Liverpool
37 Mishcon de Reya £ million £88.4 million £840,000 London
38 Fieldfisher £ 104 million £94.8 million £402,000 London
39 Bond Dickinson £ 99.1 million £90.5 million n/a Bristol Bond Pearce merged with Dickinson Dees in May 2013, successor firm is called Bond Dickinson.[7] Bond Dickinson posted revenue of £99.1 million for 2013/14 [8]
40 Travers Smith £ 97.2 million £86.2 million £790,000 London
41 Shoosmiths £93 million £87 million £269,000 Northampton
42 Berrymans Lace Mawer £ 89 million £84.7 million £215,000 Manchester
43 Weightmans £ 87 million £82.05 million £338,000 Liverpool
44 Ince & Co £ 86.7 million £93.2 million £575,000 London
45 Reynolds Porter Chamberlain £ 84 million £82.1 million £373,000 London
46 Burges Salmon £ 80.8 million £73.7 million £500,000 Bristol
47 Mills & Reeve £ 79.5 million £70.9 million £324,000 Norwich
48 Trowers & Hamlins £ 77.2 million £78.3 million £307,000 London
49 Shakespeares Martineau £ 75 million N/A N/A Birmingham
50 Gateley £ 72 million £66 million £262,000 Birmingham
51 Blake Morgan £ 72 million N/A N/A Southampton
52 Browne Jacobson £ 58.9 million £45 million n/a Nottingham
53 TLT Solicitors £ 58 million £49.6 million £274,000 Bristol
54 Minster Law £ 55 million £90.5 million n/a York
55 Brodies £ 52.1 million £46.01 million £429,000 Edinburgh
56 Farrer & Co £ 50.8 million £50.8 million £427,000 London
57 Freeth Cartwright £ 49.9 million £40.58 million £258,000 Nottingham
58= Penningtons Manches £ 46.6 million £32.5 million £275,000 London Merged with Manches in 2013.
59 Stewarts Law £ 46.4 million £45.2 million £1,100,000 London
60 Burness Paull & Williamsons £ 46.3 million £38.7 million £332,000 Edinburgh
61 Howard Kennedy £ 43.8 million £40.6 million £128,000 London
62 Maclay Murray & Spens £ 43.3 million £40.9 million £211,000 Glasgow
63 Walker Morris £ 42.5 million £42 million £371,000 Leeds
64 Lewis Silkin £ 41.4 million £41 million £344,000 London
65 Thomas Eggar £ 40.98 million £36.6 million £251,000 Chichester
66 Shepherd and Wedderburn £ 38.3 million £35.9 million £253,000 Edinburgh
67 Bristows £ 38 million £35.4 million £437,000 London
68 Capsticks £ 37.7 million £32.4 million £437,000 London
69 Fladgate £ 37 million £28.19 million £630,000 London
70 Forsters £ 36.4 million £32.5 million £501,000 London
71 Clarke Willmott £ 36.2 million £33.1 million £140,000 Birmingham
72 Dickson Minto £ 35.8 million N/A £1,060,000 Midlothian
73 Ward Hadaway £ 33.7 million £32.99 million £322,000 Newcastle
74 Winckworth Sherwood £ 33.4 million £25.7 million n/a London
75 Bevan Brittan £ 33 million £32.8 million £258,000 Bristol
76 Birketts £ 32.1 million £28.65 million £208,000 Ipswich
77 Foot Anstey £ 32 million £24.15 million £224,000 Plymouth
78 Ashfords £ 31.8 million £29.5 million £230,000 Exeter
79 Bircham Dyson Bell £ 31.3 million £31.25 million £271,000 London
80 Wedlake Bell £ 31.3 million £26.9 million £324,000 London
81 Hugh James £ 31 million N/A £230,000 Cardiff
82 Brabners £ 30.2 million £30 million £235,000 Liverpool
83 Kingsley Napley £ 28.8 million £27.8 million £405,000 London
84 Russell-Cooke £ 28.7 million £25.9 million £200,000 London
85 Thrings £ 27.5 million £22 million n/a Bath
86 Michelmores £ 26.2 million £22.3 million £255,000 Exeter
87 Cripps Harries Hall £ 26.2 million N/A N/A Royal Tunbridge Wells
88 Boodle Hatfield £ 24.6 million £20.7 million £401,000 London
89 Sackers £ 23.8 million £24.3 million £765,000 London
90 Veale Wasborough Vizards £ 23.7 million £22.44 million £419,000 Bristol
91 Digby Brown £ 23.37 million N/A N/A Glasgow
92 Turcan Connell £ 23.3 million £22.4 million £317,000 Edinburgh
93 Gordons £ 22.9 million £25.82 million N/A Leeds
94 Stevens & Bolton £ 22.3 million £19.8 million £410,000 Guildford
95 Gordon Dadds £ 22 million N/A N/A London
96 Anderson Strathern £ 21.5 million £21.8 million £141,000 Edinburgh
97 Harbottle & Lewis £ 21.3 million N/A N/A London
98 Harper Macleod £ 21 million £21 million £296,000 Glasgow
99 Langleys £ 20.98 million N/A N/A York
100 Bates Wells & Braithwaite £ 20.4 million N/A N/A London

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References[edit]

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