Legal Business

The big stories of the past two months

Robust revenue and profit growth for UK and US firms

First to report on a 2021 calendar-year basis, US firms set a high bar for impressive gains as robust financial results were released. Another bumper year for private equity saw Kirkland & Ellis retain its title as the world’s highest-grossing law firm with revenue exceeding $6bn for the first time following a 25% increase, while profit per equity partner (PEP) spiked by more than 19%, reaching $7.38m.