LAW firm There was a strong performance across a variety of practice areas including real estate, energy, corporate and banking.
As a result turnover grew from pound(s)46.01m to pound(s)52.1m for the 12 months to
Among the deals the firm worked on in the year were the sale of
"There is a better transactional environment than there has been for quite some time."
The firm said it has no reliance on external debt and increased its cash balance by 57 per cent.
Net funds in the previous financial year were around pound(s)6m.
Operating expenses in the 2014 reporting period were said to have grown by 6.2 per cent to pound(s)28.4m. Part of that will have come from staff numbers growing by 30 to 564. Across the year partner numbers were said to have increased from 75 to 80 while lawyers and professional advisers went from 326 to 348.
The firm only opened a dedicated
Although the industry has seen widespread consolidation in recent years,
The strong trading seen in the second half of the financial year had continued through with May and June both said to have been busier than in 2013.
There was a strong performance across a variety of practice areas including real estate, energy, corporate and banking.