City firm Denton Wilde Sapte grew turnover 3.5% over the half-year, and said that it has met its revenue forecast.

Revenue for the first half of the 2009/10 financial year was £87.7m, compared with £84.7m over the first half of the 2008/09 year.

The firm said that 32% of its revenues in this half came from outside the UK, and that its UK practice is busier compared with the same period last year.

Chief executive Howard Morris said: ‘The half-year results have met our expectations, which is very pleasing. The effects of the recession are still being felt in several offices and practice areas, but we are confident that there will be strong performances in several areas in the next six months.’