Legal Business

Legal Business 100: Case study – Eversheds Sutherland

2017 has been a good year for Eversheds, which made significant strides internationally – first through its tie-up with US firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan in February and then in gaining Singapore Ministry of Law approval and merging with local firm Harry Elias Partnership in June.

In a year of significant international change, the firm also posted its best growth in revenue terms for some time although profit per equity partner (PEP) dipped slightly. Turnover was up 8% to £438.6m for 2016/17, just eclipsing the 7% growth achieved on the top line in 2015/16. PEP now stands at £725,000, down £17,000 or 2% from the previous financial year but is up 16% from the £642,000 posted in 2011/12. Overall, Eversheds’ top line has grown 20% in the last five years, from £366m.