Legal Business

The LB100: The second 50 – Even money

Regional firms are reporting patchy performances overall but the arrival of new entrants to the LB100 shows firms outside the capital are holding their own

National and regional firms are historically outperformed by their London equivalents in the bottom 50, but this year these firms are holding their own. There are 30 non-City firms in the 51-100 bracket, compared to 20 London firms, with a combined revenue of £1.14bn, down on the £1.2bn shared between 32 firms last year. Average revenue for this peer group is unchanged at £38m – the same as for the London-based firms. Profit per equity partner (PEP) has increased 9% to £329,000, compared to the City firms, which managed 7% growth to £435,000.