UK Top 50 2016-17: the winners and losers over the last five years

Magic circle lags top 50 competitors for five-year revenue growth as mergers reshape market

Gowling WLG, Stewarts Law and Charles Russell Speechlys have emerged as the fastest-growing UK top 50 firms during the past five years, according to data compiled by Legal Week that shows the extent to which firms’ revenue growth has been driven by mergers and the challenges larger firms have faced to increase their top line organically.

Revenue data compiled for Legal Week‘s UK top 50 rankings highlights how the majority of the top 10 performers since 2011-12 have primarily achieved growth via mergers, with only two of the 10 – Stewarts and Mishcon de Reya – not having carried out a tie-up in the past five years.

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