Salaries and benefits compared

 

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salary
Sponsorship/Awards Other benefits
             
        Addleshaw Goddard £38,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£41,000 (London)
£28,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; gym m'ship; STL; sub'd restaurant
             
  Akin Gump £48,000 £52,000 $180,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel + dental ins; IP; life ass; STL
             
  Allen & Overy £44,000 £49,000 £81,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health ins; in-house medical facilities; STL; gym; subs'd restaurant
             
  Arnold & Porter £45,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; childcare; bonus
             
  Ashfords £26,000 (Bristol)
£25,000 (South West)
£27,000 (Bristol)
£26,000 (South West)
£46,000 (Bristol)
£40,000 (South West)
LPC: fees CTWS; holiday purchase; sub'd gym; JLD m'ship
             
  Ashurst £42,000 £47,000 £72,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + travel ins; life ass; IP; STL; gym; childcare; CTWS
             
  Baker McKenzie £45,000 £49,000 £75,000 GDL: fees + £6,000 LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; bonus; gym; restaurant; childcare
             
  Bates Wells Braithwaite £35,000 £37,000 £58,500 GDL & LPC: fees Health ins; STL; sub'd gym; CTWS; holiday purchase
             
  Berwin Leighton Paisner £40,000 £45,000 £70,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,200 Undisclosed
             
  Bevan Brittan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; STL; childcare; CTWS; gym
             
  Bird & Bird £38,000 £40,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,500 Health + travel ins; life ass; STL; gym; CTWS; childcare
             
  Birketts £24,500 £24,500 £37,000-£38,500 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; STL; sub'd gym; CTWS; childcare
             
  Blake Morgan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: partial fees + grant Health ins; STL; childcare; bonus
             
  Blandy & Blandy £21,500 £23,000 £37,000 None Health cashback scheme; life ass; STL
             
  Blaser Mills £27,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed None Life ass
             
  BLM £31,000 (London)
£22,000 (elsewhere)
£32,000 (London)
£23,000 (elsewhere)
£44,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; STL; gym discounts; childcare
             
  Boodle Hatfield £38,000 £40,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; healthcare; life ass; IP; STL; EA; CTWS; childcare
             
  B P Collins £26,400 £27,400 £40,000 LPC: contribution Undisclosed
             
  BPE Solicitors £24,500 Undisclosed Undisclosed None Sabbaticals; birthday off; free conveyancing; childcare vouchers; EA
             
  Brabners £24,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees CTWS; travel scheme
             
  Bristows £38,000 £41,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + life + travel ins; STL; gym; CTWS
             
  Browne Jacobson £25,000 (Midlands) £26,500 (Midlands) Undisclosed Undisclosed Life ass; IP; travels ins; chilcare
             
  Burges Salmon £35,000 £36,000 £47,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare; life ass; bonus; gym membership
             
  Charles Russell Speechlys Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; restaurant
             
  Cleary Gottlieb £48,000 £52,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; gym; CTWS
             
  Clifford Chance £44,800 £50,500 Undisclosed GDL: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London)
LPC: fees + £10,000
Health + dental ins; on-site healthcare; gym; STL; CTWS
             
  Clyde & Co £36,000 (London)
£25,000 (Manchester)
£38,000 (London) £63,000 (London) GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£7,000 London) Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; gym; EA; CTWS, subs'd restaurant
             
  CMS £40,000 (London)
£37,000 (Bristol)
£26,000 (Sheffield)
£45,000 (London)
£39,000 (Bristol)
£29,000 (Sheffield)
£67,500 (London)
£49,000 (Bristol)
£40,000 (Sheffield)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; dental; life ass; childcare; gym; STL; CTWS; critical illness cover
             
  Collyer Bristow £32,000 £34,000 £53,000 Undisclosed Health ins; life ass; STL; EA
             
  Cooley £44,000 £48,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,500 (£8,000 London) Health ins; life ass; STL; virtual GP; CTWS; gym m'ship; cafe; EA
             
  Covington & Burling £43,000 £47,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; financial advice; childcare
             
  Cripps Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC assistance: 50% funded, 50% interest-free loan Undisclosed
             
  Curtis £42,000 £46,000 £72,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; STL; IP; life ass; EA
             
  Davis Polk & Wardwell £50,000 £55,000 £117,500 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + life + illness ins; STL; gym; EA; medical cash plan; CTW; childcare vouchers
             
  Dechert £45,000 £50,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health ins (2nd year); pension (2nd year); life ass; EA: gym; cafe; STL
             
  Dentons £40,000 (London)
£28,500 (elsewhere)
£44,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£70,000 (London)
£40,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£6,000 London) Health ins; IP; gym
             
  DLA Piper £44,000 (London); £27,000 (elsewhere) £49,000 (London); £30,000 (elsewhere) £75,000 (London); £42,000 (elsewhere) GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare; life ass; CTWS; gym; EA
             
  DWF £22,000-£36,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; childcare vouchers; STL; EA; retail vouchers; restaurant
             
  Evershed Sutherland £26,000-£37,000 £27,500-£28,500 £42,000-£64,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000-£7,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; EA; CTWS; gym; restaurant
             
  Farrer & Co £37,000 £40,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; IP; sub'd gym
             
  Fladgate £37,000 £39,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + loan Health ins; life ass; IP; STL; childcare vouchers; bonus
             
  Foot Anstey £27,000 £28,500 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Life ass; CTWS; holiday purchase; lifestyle hour
             
  Fox Williams £36,000 £38,000 £60,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; medicals; STL; bonus
             
  Freeths £25,000 £28,000 £40,000 GDL & LPC: loan travel loan; gym; childcare; CTWS
             
  Freshfields £43,000 £48,000 £85,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,250 (GDL) + £7,000 (LPC) Healthcare; dental; gym
             
  Gateley £27,000 (outside of London) £28,000 (outside of London) £40,000 (outside of London) GDL & LPC: fees + LPC grant Health ins; STL; EA; CTWS; sub'd gym; buy holiday; company share scheme
             
  Geldards £21,750 £23,750 £36,500 Undisclosed Life ass; CTWS; childcare; parking; gym; EA
             
  Gibson Dunn £45,000 £50,000 £112,500 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare; life ass; gym; IP; travel ins; childcare; EA
             
  Government Legal Service £28,000 £32,000 £42,000 LPC: fees + £5,400-£7,600 See profile
             
  Harbottle & Lewis £35,000 £36,000 £57,000   Health ins; free lunch; STL; childcare vouchers; CTWS; yoga & fitness; EAP
             
  Herbert Smith Freehills £44,000 £48,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees Health + travel ins; life ass; gym; CTWS; STL; bonus; childcare
             
  Hewitsons £23,500 £23,500 £37,500 None Healthcare; IP; cycleShare scheme
             
  HFW £37,000 £39,000 £61,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare; life ass; dental ins; gym; STL; CTWS
             
  Higgs & Sons £23,500 £25,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed Health + life ins; EA; BTSS membership
             
  Hill Dickinson £32,000 (London)
£24,000 (elsewhere)
£34,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
Up to £58,000 (London); up to £40,000 (elsewhere) LPC: fees + £5,000 (£7,000 London) Health + travel ins; life ass; holiday purchase; STL
             
  Hodge Jones & Allen £24,000 £26,000 £33,500 None Health ins; life ass; travel loan; piano lessons
             
  Hogan Lovells £44,000 £49,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London) Healthcare; life ass; bonus; gym; STL; sub'd restaurant; retail discount
             
  Howes Percival Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees (capped) Health ins
             
  Ince & Co £37,750 £41,800 £63,250 GDL: fees + £6,000 (£7,000 London & Guildford)
LPC: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London & Guildford)
Health ins; STL; fitness subsidy
             
  Irwin Mitchell £36,000 (London)
£25,000 (elsewhere)
£38,000 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £4,500 Health plan; critical illness cover; STL
             
  Jones Day £47,000 £54,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £9,000 Healthcare; group life cover; STL; gym; sub'd cafe
             
  K&L Gates £41,000 (2016) £44,000 (2016) £71,000 (2016) GDL: fees + £5,000; LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; EA; GP service; sports club m'ship
             
  Kennedys £35,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£38,000 (London)
£29,000 (elsewhere)
Up to £58,000 (London) None Health ins; life ass; EA; STL; gym m'ship; childcare schemes; GP
             
  Kingsley Napley £32,000 £34,000 £56,000 None Health ins; IP; life ass; corporate cash plan
             
  Kirkland & Ellis £46,000 £50,000 $180,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel ins; life ass; STL; gym; EA; CTWS; childcare
             
  Latham & Watkins £45,000 £48,000 £116,732 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Undisclosed
             
  Lewis Silkin £36,000 £40,000 £55,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 Health ins; life ass; STL; group IP; sub'd gym; CTWS; canteen
             
  Linklaters £43,000 £49,000 £78,500 GDL & LPC: fees + maintenance Health + travel ins; life ass; IP; gym; sub'd restaurant; STL; CTWS
             
  Macfarlanes £44,000 £49,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare; life ass; bonus
             
  Maples Teesdale £35,600 £37,625 £59,700 Undisclosed Life ass; CTWS; STL
             
  Mayer Brown £42,000 £47,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London) Health ins; STL; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  McDermott Will & Emery £43,000 £48,000 £90,000 LPC: fees + £3,750 Health + dental ins; life ass; EA; STL; sub'd gym
             
  Memery Crystal £35,000 £37,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees Health + travel ins; life ass; STL; gym m'ship; childcare; CTWS
             
  Michelmores £26,000 (Exeter) £27,500 (Exeter) £40,000 (Exeter) LPC: fees + £5,000 Private medical ins; life ass; CTWS; EA; gym; cafe
             
  Mills & Reeve £26,000 £27,500 £41,000.00 GDL & LPC: fees + £4,500 Life ass; sub'd restaurant; STL; bonus
             
  Mishcon de Reya £40,000 £42,000 £67,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health + dental + travel ins; IP; life ass; gym m'ship; STL; childcare; CTWS; bonus
             
  Morgan Lewis £45,000 £50,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + disability ins; life ass; STL; EA; CTWS
             
  Morrison & Foerster £46,000 £50,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins; group life ass; group IP; EA; gym m'ship; childcare; STL; CTWS
             
  Muckle £23,000 £25,000 £36,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; corporate discounts; parking discounts
             
  Norton Rose Fulbright £44,000 £48,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees Undisclosed
             
  O'Melveny £44,000 £48,000 Undisclosed   Health + life + travel + disability ins; STL, sub'd gym m'ship
             
  Orrick £40,000 £44,000 £85,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; IP; life ass; dental care; sub'd gym; STL; childcare
             
  Osborne Clarke £34,750-£40,000 £36,750-£42,000 £48,000-£65,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 Health ins; life ass; CTWS; EA; STL
             
  Paul Hastings £45,000 £50,000 £110,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ins; STL; sub'd gym
             
  Penningtons Manches £34,000 £36,000 £57,000 LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; critical illness cover; STL
             
  Peters & Peters £38,000 £40,000 £54,000 None Health ins; life ass; STL; sub'd gym; childcare
             
  Pinsent Masons £40,000 (London)
£26,500 (elsewhere)
£43,000 (London)
£29,750 (elsewhere)
£68,000 (London)
£42,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental + travel ins; life ass; childcare
             
  PwC £39,000 £44,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed Health ins; life ass; gym; STL; car allowance
             
  Reed Smith £40,000 £44,000 £70,000 GDL: fees + £6,000; LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + dental ins; CTWS; STL; sub'd cafeteria + gym
             
  Ropes & Gray £44,000 £48,000 £115,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; emergency GP service; wellbeing
             
  RPC £38,000 £41,000 Merit based GDL & LPC: fees 'Pick 'n' mix' benefits scheme
             
  Shearman & Sterling £45,000 £50,000 £105,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + travel ins; life ass; sub'd gym; CTWS; mortgage adviser
             
  Shoosmiths £27,000 £28,000 £40,000 GDL & LPC: fees Life ass; corporate discounts
             
  Sidley Austin £45,000 £49,900 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health ins; life ass; gym; STL; IP; pension
             
  Simkins £32,000 £35,000 Undisclosed LPC: fees (BPP) Health ins; IP; STL; CTWS; childcare vouchers; EA
             
  Simmons & Simmons £42,000 (London)
£37,000 (Bristol)
£47,000 (London)
£38,000 (Bristol)
£71,000 (London)
£50,000 (Bristol)
GDL: fees + £7,000; LPC: fees + £7,500 Health + travel ins; life ass; IP; STL; EA; gym; music lessons; childcare
             
  Skadden £45,000 £50,000 £118,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Life, health + travel ins, gym, sub'd restaurant, CTWS
             
  Slaughter and May £44,000 £49,000 £80,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; STL; interest-free loan; health club; CTWS; childcare; restaurant
             
  Squire Patton Boggs £37,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£42,000 (London)
£28,000 (elsewhere)
£62,000 (London)
£40,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins; life ass; IP; critical illness cover; CTWS; STL
             
  Stephens Scown Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; group life ass; EA; bonus; childcare; CTWS; flexible working
             
  Stephenson Harwood £40,000 £44,000 £66,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; GP; sub'd cafe; STL
             
  Stevens & Bolton £33,000 £34,000 £48,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare; life ass; travel loan
             
  Sullivan & Cromwell £50,000 £55,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £9,180 Health + dental + life + travel ins; subs'd gym; concierge
             
  Taylor Vinters £26,000 £28,000 £40,000 (Cambridge)
£60,000 (London)
LPC fees Health ins; life ass; STL
             
  Taylor Wessing £40,000 £44,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; childcare; interest-free loan
             
  Thomas Cooper £34,000 £37,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees Health ins; loan for dental ins; life ass; loan for gym m'ship
             
  TLT £36,000 (London)
£30,000 (Bristol)
£26,000 (Manchester)
£38,000 (London)
£32,000 (Bristol)
£28,000 (Manchester)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Flexible: health ins; retail vouchers; holiday purchase; gym m'ship
             
  Travers Smith £43,500 £49,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London) Health ins; life ass; CTWS; sub'd cafe/restaurant; childcare; gym; STL
             
  Trethowans Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: 50% of fees IP; childcare; EA; CTWS; gym m'ship; b'day holiday
             
  Trowers & Hamlins £37,000 (London)
£28,000 (elsewhere)
£40,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£63,000 (London)
£41,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£6,500 London) Health ins; STL
             
  Vinson & Elkins £50,000 £55,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel ins; life ass; STL; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  VWV £23,000 (Bristol)
£31,000 (Watford & London)
£25,000 (Bristol)
£32,000 (Watford & London)
£37,500 (Bristol)
£40,000 (Watford)
£45,000 (London)
LPC: fees Health ins; healthcare; life ass; childcare; bonus
             
  Walker Morris £27,000 £29,000 £41,500 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Life ass; STL; CTWS; EA
             
  Ward Hadaway £24,000 £26,000 £36,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; childcare; JLD membership
             
  Watson, Farley & Williams £43,000 £46,000 £70,000 GDL & LPC fees + £6,500/£5,500 Health ins; life ass; IP; EA; STL
             
  Wedlake Bell Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC fees Travel loans; gym; health ins; life ass; CTWS; EA
             
  Weil, Gotshal & Manges £46,000 £50,000 £115,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health ins; life ass
             
  White & Case £46,000 £50,000 £105,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,500 Core and flexible benefits; health-wellness account
             
  Wilkin Chapman £18,200 £19,500 £26,000 LPC: contribution Undisclosed
             
  Wilsons Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: contribution Health ins; life ass
             
  Winckworth Sherwood £34,000 £38,000 £60,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; IP; CTWS; childcare; gym m'ships
             
  Withers £37,000 £40,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; STL; gym m'ship
             
  Womble Bond Dickinson £34,000 (London)
£25,000-£28,000 (elsewhere)
£36,000 (London)
£27,000-£30,000 (elsewhere)
£60,000 (London)
£37,500-£42,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Healthcare; childcare; dental; gym; EA; CTWS; travel loan schemes


PHI = Permanent Health Insurance; STL = Season Ticket Loan; EA = Employee Assistance Programme; CTWS = Cycle to work scheme; IP = Income protection