DLA fails to chart in law students top ten

National firm DLA has slipped out of the top 10 law firms at least, according to the nations law students.

The revelation (DLA is ninth with revenues of 233m when ranked by turnover in The Lawyer 100, the definitive benchmark for law firms financial performances) surfaced during analysis of Lawyer 2Bs first Student Attitude Survey.

It revealed an impressive depth of market knowledge among law students: nine of the students top 10 matched that of The Lawyer 100 2003. DLA was the one firm missing from their top 10, in their eyes slipping to thirteenth place.

Wragge & Co, meanwhile, shot up from 26th in The Lawyer 100 to 10th although the perception that it is a top 10 firm must be viewed with some cynicism: after all, it was the sponsor of the survey and its logo appeared directly under this particular question.

Although the survey asked for students top UK firms, a number of US practices did feature, with Baker & McKenzie best-placed in eleventh. As a US firm, it does not feature in The Lawyer 100, but its UK turnover of 89m would place it just outside the top 20. Perhaps its hugely popular recruitment offering 2,000 or a new laptop to LPC students helped to boost its standing among students.