Why understanding the top 200 Law Firms is important?

Getting to know the top firms and their websites is a very important step in your application. It’s essential to learn what they do and why they do it because you will be required to mention this in your application and link it to your own experience. Employers like to know that you are not just looking for a job, but you are choosing them over the competition. That’s why we have put together a list of the UK Top 200 Law firms 2019 – 2020 based on revenue figures, so you can get an idea of how relevant the firm you are applying for is, so then it can reflect in your application.

Once you’ve found your favoured law firms, why not look at our virtual internship and webinars pages to see if they have any opportunities available to you? Having an experience linked to the firm that you are applying for can help your application stand out from the crowd.

The top 200 Law Firms


2020 RankingFirmRevenue 2019 / 2020 (£m)Website
1DLA Piper2,111.50https://www.dlapiper.com/en/uk/
2Clifford Chance1,803.00https://www.cliffordchance.com/
3Hogan Lovells1,755.00https://www.hoganlovells.com/
4Allen & Overy1,692.00https://www.allenovery.com/
5Linklaters1,639.70https://www.linklaters.com/
6Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer1,521.00https://www.freshfields.com/
7Norton Rose Fulbright1,493.00https://www.nortonrosefulbright.com/
8CMS1,255.00https://www.cms.law/
9Herbert Smith Freehills989.90https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/
10Eversheds Sutherland954.70https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/
11Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner685.90https://www.bclplaw.com/
12Ashurst644.00https://www.ashurst.com/
13Clyde & Co627.00https://www.clydeco.com/
14Slaughter and May507.00https://www.slaughterandmay.com/
15Gowling WLG505.60https://www.gowlingwlg.com/
16Pinsent Masons495.50https://www.pinsentmasons.com/
17Simmons & Simmons390.00https://www.simmons-simmons.com/
18Bird & Bird380.10https://www.twobirds.com/
19Womble Bond Dickinson375.90https://www.womblebonddickinson.com/uk
20Taylor Wessing365.60https://www.taylorwessing.com/en
21DWF300.00https://www.dwfgroup.com/
22Fieldfisher290.00https://www.fieldfisher.com/en
23Addleshaw Goddard287.50https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/
24Osborne Clarke278.40https://www.osborneclarke.com/
25Irwin Mitchell269.30https://www.irwinmitchell.com/
26DAC Beachcroft258.00https://www.dacbeachcroft.com/
27Kennedys238.40https://www.kennedyslaw.com/
28Macfarlanes237.70https://www.macfarlanes.com/
29Withers219.70https://www.withersworldwide.com/en-gb/
30Stephenson Harwood213.00https://www.shlegal.com/
31HFW195.20https://www.hfw.com/Home
32Mishcon de Reya188.30https://www.mishcon.com/
33Watson Farley & Williams182.60https://www.wfw.com/
34Travers Smith160.90https://www.traverssmith.com/
35Charles Russell Speechlys159.20https://www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com/en/
36Shoosmiths154.20https://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/
37Slater and Gordon145.00https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/
38Mills & Reeve114.10https://www.mills-reeve.com/
39RPC110.10https://www.rpc.co.uk/
40Gateley109.80https://www.gateleyplc.com/
41Trowers & Hamlins106.20https://www.trowers.com/
42Burges Salmon104.90https://www.burges-salmon.com/
43BLM104.10https://www.blmlaw.com/
44Weightmans103.40https://www.weightmans.com/
45Freeths102.80https://www.freeths.co.uk/
46TLT98.80https://www.tltsolicitors.com/
47Inces98.50https://www.incegd.com/
48Keoghs98.00https://www.keoghs.co.uk/
49Hill Dickinson95.30https://www.hilldickinson.com/
50Penningtons Manches Cooper93.00https://www.penningtonslaw.com/
51Brodies82.00https://www.brodies.com/
52Browne Jacobson80.90https://www.brownejacobson.com/
53Stewarts77.00https://www.stewartslaw.com/
54Farrer & Co72.80https://www.farrer.co.uk/
55Blake Morgan71.20https://www.blakemorgan.co.uk/
56Shakespeare Martineau70.70https://www.shma.co.uk/
57Plexus Legal62.40https://www.plexuslaw.co.uk/
58Lewis Silkin60.70https://www.lewissilkin.com/
59Burness Paull60.50https://www.burnesspaull.com/
60Birketts58.40https://www.birketts.co.uk/
61Foresters58.00http://www.foresterssolicitors.co.uk/
62Knights58.00https://www.knightsplc.com/
63Howard Kennedy57.10https://www.howardkennedy.com/
64Shepherd & Wedderburn56.90https://www.shepwedd.com/
65Fladgate56.00https://www.fladgate.com/
66Walker Morris55.00https://www.walkermorris.co.uk/
67BDB Pitmans52.30https://www.bdbpitmans.com/
68Hugh James52.00https://www.hughjames.com/
69Clarke Willmott51.70https://www.clarkewillmott.com/
70Bevan Brittan51.40https://www.bevanbrittan.com/
71Bristows50.90https://www.bristows.com/
72Keystone Law49.60https://www.keystonelaw.com/
73Kingsley Napley48.20https://www.kingsleynapley.co.uk/
74JMW47.60https://www.jmw.co.uk/
75Foot Anstey46.50https://www.footanstey.com/
76Capsticks46.30https://www.capsticks.com/
77Ashfords44.80https://www.ashfords.co.uk/
78Dickson Minto44.00https://www.dicksonminto.com/
79Leigh Day42.00https://www.leighday.co.uk/
80Winckworth Sherwood41.40https://www.wslaw.co.uk/
81Harbottle & Lewis40.90https://www.harbottle.com/
82Veale Wasbrough Vizards40.30https://www.vwv.co.uk/
83Michelmores40.20https://www.michelmores.com/
84Digby Brown39.50https://www.digbybrown.co.uk/
85Cripps Pemberton Greenish39.10https://www.crippspg.co.uk/
86Royds Withy King38.30https://www.roydswithyking.com/
87Wedlake Bell37.70https://wedlakebell.com/
88Ward Hadaway37.60https://www.wardhadaway.com/
89Brabners36.30https://www.brabners.com/
89Harrison Clark Rickerbys36.30https://www.hcrlaw.com/
91Russell-Cooke36.20https://www.russell-cooke.co.uk/
92Devonshires35.80https://www.devonshires.com/
93Wiggin34.90https://www.wiggin.co.uk/
94Sackers32.10https://www.sackers.com/
95Fletchers32.10https://www.fletcherssolicitors.co.uk/
96Simpson Millar32.00https://www.simpsonmillar.co.uk/
97Minster Law31.60https://www.minsterlaw.co.uk/
98O’Neill Patient31.20https://www.oneillpatient.co.uk/
99Harper Macleod30.80https://www.harpermacleod.co.uk/
100Thorntons30.60https://www.thorntons-law.co.uk/
101Boodle Hatfield30.30https://www.boodlehatfield.com/
102DMH Stallard30.00https://www.dmhstallard.com/
103Bates Wells Braithwaite29.00https://www.bateswells.co.uk/
104Stevens & Bolton28.60https://www.stevens-bolton.com/
105Fox Williams28.20https://www.foxwilliams.com/
106Express Solicitors27.70https://www.expresssolicitors.co.uk/
107Thrings27.50https://www.thrings.com/
108Payne Hicks Beach26.50https://www.phb.co.uk/
109Gunnercooke26.40https://www.gunnercooke.com/
110Bond Turner26.20https://www.bondturner.com/
111Wilkin Chapman25.80https://www.wilkinchapman.co.uk/
112Duncan Lewis Solicitors25.70https://www.duncanlewis.co.uk/
113Moore Blatch25.60https://www.moorebarlow.com/
114Geldards25.10https://www.geldards.com/
115Wright Hassall25.00https://www.wrighthassall.co.uk/
116Edwin Coe24.90https://www.edwincoe.com/
117Turcan Connell24.30https://www.turcanconnell.com/
118Morton Fraser24.30https://www.morton-fraser.com/
119Howes Percival23.40https://www.howespercival.com/
120Memery Crystal23.20https://www.memerycrystal.com/
121Anderson Strathern23.00https://www.andersonstrathern.co.uk/
122Joseph Hage Aaronson23.00https://uk.jha.com/
123Anthony Collins22.60https://www.anthonycollins.com/
124Signature Litigation22.40https://www.signaturelitigation.com/
125Thomson Snell & Passmore22.30https://www.ts-p.co.uk/
126Peters & Peters22.00https://www.petersandpeters.com/
127Rosenblatt21.90https://www.rosenblatt-law.co.uk/
128Tees Law21.30https://www.teeslaw.com/
129Stephens Scown21.00https://www.stephens-scown.co.uk/
130Vardags20.80https://www.vardags.com/
131Ashtons Legal20.70https://www.ashtonslegal.co.uk/
132Stone King20.60https://www.stoneking.co.uk/
133Collyer Bristow20.30https://www.collyerbristow.com/
134Taylor Vinters20.20https://www.taylorvinters.com/
135Lester Aldridge20.10https://www.lesteraldridge.com/
136Clarion19.60https://www.clarionsolicitors.com/
137Langleys19.60https://www.langleys.com/
138Trethowans19.10https://www.trethowans.com/
139Hewitsons19.10https://www.hewitsons.com/
140MacRoberts18.80https://www.macroberts.com/
141Paris Smith18.60https://www.parissmith.co.uk/
142BTO Solicitors18.50https://www.bto.co.uk/
143Hodge Jones & Allen18.50https://www.hja.net/
144Bott & Co18.50https://www.bottonline.co.uk/
145Higgs & Sons18.10https://www.higgsandsons.co.uk/
146Gordons18.10https://www.gordonsols.co.uk/
147Fenwick Ellitt18.00https://www.fenwickelliott.com/
148Stephensons17.90https://www.stephensons.co.uk/
149Kemp Little17.90https://www2.deloitte.com/uk
150Forbes Solicitors17.80https://www.forbessolicitors.co.uk/
151IBB Solicitors17.80https://www.ibblaw.co.uk/
152Setfords17.60https://www.setfords.co.uk/
153Lindsays17.40https://www.lindsays.co.uk/
154DAS Law17.30https://www.daslaw.co.uk/
155Nelsons17.20https://www.nelsonslaw.co.uk/
156RadcliffesLeBrasseur17.20https://www.rlb-law.com/
157Teacher Stern17.10https://www.teacherstern.com/
158Sintons17.10https://www.sintons.co.uk/
159TWM17.00https://www.twmsolicitors.com/
160Simons Muirhead & Burton16.60https://www.smb.london/
161Boyes Turner16.40https://www.boyesturner.com/
162Ellisons16.30https://www.ellisonssolicitors.com/
163Winn Solicitors16.30https://www.winnsolicitors.com/
164Roythornes15.90https://www.roythorne.co.uk/
165Carson McDowell15.70https://www.carson-mcdowell.com/
166Brachers15.70https://www.brachers.co.uk/
167Ramsdens15.60https://www.ramsdens.co.uk/
168Birchall Blackburn Law15.50https://www.birchallblackburn.co.uk/
169Flint Bishop15.50https://www.flintbishop.co.uk/
170Switalskis Solicitors15.40https://www.switalskis.com/
171Napthens15.30https://www.napthens.co.uk/
172Enyo Law15.00https://www.enyolaw.com/
173EMW14.60https://www.emwllp.com/
174Lupton Fawcett14.60https://www.luptonfawcett.com/
175Anthony Gold Solicitors14.40https://www.anthonygold.co.uk/
176Wilsons14.40https://www.wilsonsllp.com/
177Coffin Mew14.30https://coffinmew.co.uk/
178Gillespie Macandrew14.00https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/
179Goodman Derrick14.00https://www.gdlaw.co.uk/
180Muckle13.40https://www.muckle-llp.com/
181Blacks13.30https://www.lawblacks.com/
182Kuits13.10https://www.kuits.com/
183FBC Manby Bowdler13.00https://www.fbcmb.co.uk/
184Stowe Family Law13.00https://www.stowefamilylaw.co.uk/
185Seddons12.90https://www.seddons.co.uk/
186Chadwick Lawrence12.90https://www.chadwicklawrence.co.uk/
187Sills & Betteridge12.90https://www.sillslegal.co.uk/
188Wrigleys Solicitors12.90https://www.wrigleys.co.uk/
189Lanyon Bowdler12.70https://www.lblaw.co.uk/
190Hunters12.70https://www.hunterslaw.com/
191Barlow Robbins12.60https://www.moorebarlow.com/
192Keebles12.60https://www.keebles.com/
193Schofield Sweeney12.50https://www.schofieldsweeney.co.uk/
194Chattertons12.40https://www.chattertons.com/
195Lee & Thompson12.40https://www.leeandthompson.com/
Top 200 Law Firms as per TheLawyer.com The Lawyer UK 200: The Top Firms

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