Turnover (£m): 20.2
RPL (£k): 149
Like many Scottish firms, MacRoberts had a challenging year. Now an LLP, it still refuses to divulge figures until audited, but The Lawyer estimates turnover was static at £20.2m.
The contentious departments performed best, particularly employment, commercial litigation and construction disputes. Corporate finance also had a strong year, while in real estate a better second half followed a slow start.
MacRoberts’ main theme of the year was consolidation. There was no headcount growth, with a move into new Glasgow offices in June 2010 the major strategic move.
anaging partner Michael Murphy stepped down in December to return to fee-earning after a six-year term and was replaced by Craig Turnbull, while head of construction Neil Kelly became chairman. Senior partner David MacRobert, a descendant of the firm’s founder, maintains continuity of MacRoberts’ roots.