Belfast Telegraph

Turnover at law firm up 40% to almost £450m

By Staff Reporter

International law firm Pinsent Masons, which has an office in Belfast, has announced global turnover of nearly £450m during the latest financial year.

The firm said turnover had grown by over 40%, while profits were up by 60% over the past five years.

There was also a 10% increase in fees billed, while profit per equity partner grew by 4.4%.

Its Belfast office had advised on major deals including the purchase of Belfast International Airport by Vinci Airports, the £200m Gas to the West expansion and the letting of Grade A offices.

It also opened a new technology and financial services practice in Dublin with 14 lawyers.

Andrea McIlroy-Rose, head of the Belfast office, said: "The robust financial strength of Pinsent Masons underpins our investment in ground-breaking innovative technologies and knowledge, delivering an outstanding service for our clients.

"It is also key to our continued international expansion, with new offices that support clients in an ever-increasing range of markets."

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