Income jumps at Norton Rose...

CITY law firm Norton Rose announced a nine per cent increase in revenues for the first half of the financial year yesterday.

Fee income for the six months to November was around £155m, compared with £142m last year.

Norton Rose, which took over Australian law firm Deacons in June last year, recently revealed revenue for the whole of last year to the end of April of £307m, two per cent down from the previous year’s £314m. The news follows strong growth announced this week at City rivals Allen & Overy and Wragge & Co.