Legal Business

LB100: Behind the numbers – profitability revealed

In this table we blend together the three key profitability metrics – profit per equity partner, profit per lawyer and profit margin – to discover which of the top 100 firms are the most profitable. The firms have been ranked according to their aggregate score across all three measurements. Firms marked * are either listed firms or alternative business structures and do not have equity partnerships, meaning their profit distribution does not bear any resemblance to traditional law firm models and why most feature towards the bottom of this table. See methodology for further explanation.