Turnover (£m): 15.1
RPL (£k): 321
Turnover at London-based Memery Crystal shot up from £12.5m in 2009-10 to £15.1m last year. This was due to a growth of 60 per cent and 30 per cent in the firm’s dispute resolution and corporate finance practice areas respectively. The impressive statistics signalled a return to Memery Crystal’s glory days, last seen in
2007-08, when turnover was just shy of £15m.
Memery Crystal named partner Lesley Gregory as its first chief executive. Gregory took over responsibility from Harvey Rands, whose term as managing partner ended in April 2011. The chief executive role replaced that of managing partner, with a greater focus on spearheading strategic growth and client development. It also appointed Ursula Danagher and Lindsey Alexander to launch a new family law team as part of its wider private client practice. Both joined as partners from Howard Kennedy.
AIM work in mining and energy stayed strong for the 24-partner firm, acting for clients such as Petra Diamonds. The firm’s number of AIM clients increased from 41 to 47.