Net profits at Weightmans - which this month took national firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur under its wing - rose by 25% to £11.3m in the year to 30 April, the top 50 firm announced this morning. Turnover increased by 5% to £103.2m. A £1.5m bonus will be shared by staff. 

Weightmans said the year had been one of 'significant organic growth' in both its litigation, transactions and advisory division and claims division. 

John Schorah

Managing partner John Schorah

Source: Weightmans

Managing partner John Schorah said: 'The figures show that we have been able to recover from the impact of the Covid pandemic, thanks to the hard work of our people and the support of our clients to whom we are incredibly grateful.

'The merger with RadcliffesLeBrasseur will contribute significantly to the depth and breadth of services we offer to clients across the UK and we are excited by what we can achieve together in the coming months. The firm’s footprint and presence has strengthened nationally, we now have a very significant presence in London and in all our client markets we are major players.'