Legal Business

LB100 case study: Clifford Chance

The only firm among London’s big four to have retained its position in the Legal Business 100 table, Clifford Chance (CC) is the second-largest UK-bred shop after DLA Piper, having added £83m to its top line to hit £1.623bn.

But if the 5% uptick in revenue is broadly comparable to Linklaters, Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, it is the 16% surge in profit per equity partner (PEP) to £1.6m where CC has edged ahead of its rivals.