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City Law Firms’ Salaries Revealed

City Law Firms’ Salaries Revealed

It should be noted that, where some firms have more than one office in the UK, the salary quoted applies to those firms’ London offices. All salaries quoted were gathered directly from the firms’ websites, save where exceptions have been noted.

Firm name Salary – First seat trainee (£ GBP) Salary – Second seat trainee (£ GBP) Salary – Newly qualified (£ GBP)
 Addleshaw Goddard  37,000  40,000  59,000**
 Allen & Overy  40,000  45,000  64,000
 Ashurst  40,000  45,000  63,000**
 Baker & McKenzie  39,500*  Not published  63,000**
 Berwin Leighton Paisner  39,500  Not published  64,000**
 Bingham McCutchen  40,000  45,000 100,000
 Bird & Bird  36,000  38,000  59,000**
 Bristows  36,000  39,000  58,000
 Charles Russell Speechlys  34,000  36,000  55,000**
 Clifford Chance  40,500  45,500  67,500
 Clyde & Co  36,000*  Not published  59,000**
 CMS Cameron McKenna  38,000*  Not published  61,500**
 Debevoise & Plimpton  40,000  45,000  94,250**
 Dechert  42,000  46,000  69,000**
 Dentons  39,000 44,000 61,000
 DLA Piper  40,000 44,000 62,000
 Eversheds  23,500-36,000  25,500-37,000 37,000-59,000
 Farrers  35,000 38,000  55,000**
 Fieldfisher  35,000 38,500  58,000
 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer  40,500  45,500 67,500**
 Herbert Smith Freehills  39,500  44,000 65,000
 Hogan Lovells  39,500  45,000  65,000**
 Holman Fenwick Willan  36,000  38,000  58,000**
 Ince & Co  36,000 39,000  58,000**
 Jones Day  42,000-51,000  51,000  75,000
 K&L Gates  37,500*  Not published  60,000**
 King & Wood Mallesons  39,250*  Not available  64,000**
 Linklaters  40,000 45,000 65,000
 Macfarlanes  39,000*  Not published  64,000**
 Nabarro  37,000  40,000  59,000
 Norton Rose Fulbright  39,500  44,500  65,000**
 Olswang  37,000*  Not published  58,000**
 Osborne Clarke  37,500*  Not published  58,000**
 Pinsent Masons  37,000  40,000  60,000
 Reed Smith  37,000  Not published  59,000**
 Reynolds Porter Chamberlain 37,000*  Not published  58,000**
 Shearman & Sterling  39,000  Not published  83,000**
 Sidley Austin  41,000  43,000  75,000
 Simmons & Simmons 37,500  41,750  63,000
 Skadden Arps  42,000  45,000  94,000**
 Slaughter and May  39,500  45,000  65,000
 Squire Patton Boggs  35,000*  Not published  58,000**
 Stephenson Harwood  37,000  40,000  60,000
 Taylor Wessing  37,000*  Not published  59,000**
 Travers Smith  40,000*  Not published  64,000**
 Trowers & Hamlins  36,000  39,000  60,000
 Watson, Farley & Williams  39,000*  Not published  62,000**
 Weil Gotshall & Manges  41,000-42,300  43,600-45000  95,500
 White & Case  43,000  Not published  72,000**
 Withers  34,000*  Not published  56,000**
 Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co  37,000  40,000  38,000**

* Denotes a figure obtained from www.lawcareers.net

** Denotes a figure obtained from http://www.rollonfriday.com/InsideInfo/UKCityFirms/tabid/68/Default.aspx

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