Clifford Chance’s top paid partner made almost £5 million last year, records show

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By Aishah Hussain on


More than double previous year

Clifford Chance‘s highest earning partner made almost £5 million last year — more than double the average at the firm.

Companies House records show the top paid partner drew £4.94 million in the year to April 2022, amounting to a 54% increase on the £3.21 million paid out in the previous financial year.

Our Firms Most List 2023 shows the average profit per equity partner at the Magic Circle firm is £2.04 million.

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Elsewhere, the firm’s limited liability partnership accounts show revenue increased by 7.7% to £1.969 billion, the highest ever recorded by the firm. The firm’s UK headquarters brought in £687 million of the total revenue.

Readers in awe of the gargantuan financial rewards available at large international firms may recall last week’s story about a London-based Kirkland & Ellis partner who dropped a whopping $38 million (£31 million) on a 12,000 sq ft mansion in Malibu boasting five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. CC’s top partner’s earnings, meanwhile, could stretch to a 1,751 sq ft two-bedroom terraced house in the heart of London’s Knightsbridge.

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