With the expansion of UK and international firms north of the border, as well as the stepping down of former managing partner Bill Drummond, Scottish leader Brodies has for the past two years endured what was by its own high standards pedestrian growth. 2018/19, however, has seen a return to form and place in the top 50 for the first time. Revenue increased 12% to £76.9m while profit per equity partner jumped 16% to £708,000.
These year-on-year growth rates are much faster than last year’s 3% and 4% respectively for revenue and profit, while the firm’s five-year growth track sees the top line up 48%. For managing partner Nick Scott, the performance comes after his first full financial year in charge – some validation for the man who had the difficult task of replacing the highly-regarded Drummond.