Salaries and benefits compared

 

 

                                                                                                             1st-year salary 2nd-year salary Qualification
salary
Sponsorship/Awards Other benefits
             
         Addleshaw Goddard
£37,000 (London)
£25,000 (Leeds/Manchester)
£40,000 (London)
£27,000 (Leeds/Manchester)
£62,000 (London)
£40,000 (Leeds/Manchester)
GDL & LPC: fees + £4,500 (£7,000 London) Healthcare, pension, gym, STL, restaurant
             
  Akin Gump £43,000 £48,000 $180,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 pa Health + travel + dental ins, pension, IP, life ass, STL
             
  Allen & Overy £42,000 £47,000 £78,500 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 GDL in London) Health + life ins, pension, STL, gym, restaurant
             
  Arnold & Porter £43,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins, life ass, STL, bonus, childcare
             
  Ashfords Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed Full LPC sponsorship Pension, life ass, holiday purchase, childcare, CTWS, EA, free legal
             
  Ashurst £41,000 £46,000 £70,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London) Health + dental + travel ins, pension, STL, gym, EA, mortgage advice, dry cleaning, concierge
             
  Baker McKenzie £45,000 £49,000 £72,000 GDL: fees + £6,000
LPC: fees + £8,000
Health + life ins, pensions, gym, STL, restaurant
             
  Bates Wells Braithwaite £34,000 £36,000 £57,000 GDL & LPC: fees Health + life ins, pension, gym, STL, restaurant, CTWS, holiday purchase
             
  Berwin Leighton Paisner £40,000 £45,000 £70,000 CPE/GDL & LLM: fees + £7,200 pa Health ins, pension, life ass, IP, EA, concierge, childcare, STL
             
  Bevan Brittan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins, pension, holiday purchase, IP, STL, childcare, CTWS, gym
             
  Bird & Bird £38,000 £40,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,500 pa Health ins, life ass, STL, gym
             
  Blake Morgan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC fees Health + life ins, bonus, pension
             
  Blandy & Blandy £21,500 £23,000 £37,000 Undisclosed Health ins, pension, life ass, STL
             
  Blaser Mills £22,000 £23,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed
             
  BLM £31,000 (London)
£22,000 (elsewhere)
£32,000 (London)
£23,000 (elsewhere)
£44,000 (London)
£33,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed Undisclosed
             
  Bond Dickinson £34,000-£36,000 (London)
£25,000-£30,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health ins, life ass, pension, holiday purchase, childcare, STL, CTWS
             
  Boodle Hatfield £35,500 £37,500 £57,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins, pension, life ass, STL, childcare
             
  B P Collins £26,400 £27,400 £38,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed
             
  Brabners £22,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC fees Undisclosed
             
  Bristows £38,000 £41,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel ins, pension, life ass, gym, STL, childcare
             
  Browne Jacobson £36,000 (London)
£25,000 (Midlands)
£26,500 (Midlands) Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health + dental + travel ins, pension, life ass, IP, critical illness cover, childcare
             
  Burges Salmon £35,500 £36,000 £47,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare, pension, bonus, life ass, gym
             
  Charles Russell Speechlys £27,500 (Cheltenham)
£31,000 (Guildford)
£38,000 (London)
Undisclosed £28,500 (Cheltenham)
£32,000 (Guildford)
£40,000 (London)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare, pension, life ass, STL, CTWS, restaurant
             
  Cleary Gottlieb £48,000 £52,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + life + disability + dental ins, pension, restaurant
             
  Clyde & Co £36,000 £38,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins, pension, life ass, IP, childcare, STL, CTWS, EA, gym, restaurant
             
  CMS £40,000 (London)
£32,000 (Bristol)
£45,000 (London)
£34,000 (Bristol)
£67,000 (London)
£47,800 (Bristol)
GDL & LPC: fees + up to £7,500 Healthcare, pension, life ass, gym, STL, restaurant, holiday purchase
             
  Collyer Bristow £31,000 £33,000 £52,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed
             
  Cooley £44,000 £48,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + allowance Health ins, pension, life ass, bonus, gym, STL, restaurant, childcare
             
  Covington & Burling £43,000 £47,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC fees: + £8,000 Health + dental ins, pension, life ass, EA, childcare, emergency care, STL
             
  Cripps Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC assistance: 50% loan, 50% bursary Undisclosed
             
  Curtis £42,000 £46,000 £72,000 Undisclosed Healthcare, STL, pension, IP, life cover, EA
             
  Davis Polk & Wardwell £50,000 £55,000 £112,500 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + life ins, pension, STL, gym, EA, CTWS, childcare
             
  Dechert £45,000 £50,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health ins (2nd year), life ass, EA, pension, gym, cafe, STL
             
  Dentons £40,000 (London)
£28,500 (elsewhere)
£44,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£6,000 London) Health ins, pension, IP, life ass
             
  DLA Piper £42,000 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
£47,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£70,000 (London)
£41,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins, pension, life ass, IP, EA, childcare, CTWS, STL, gym
             
  DWF £22,000-£36,000 Undisclosed £34,000-£61,000 LPC fees Health ins, pension, childcare, STL, life ass, EA, restaurants
             
  Evershed Sutherland £37,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£38,000 (London)
£27,500 (elsewhere)
£62,000 (London)
£40,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£7,000 London) Health ins, pension, life ass, bonus, childcare, discounts
             
  Farrer & Co £35,000 £38,000 £59,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins (2nd year), dental ins, pension, STL, life ass, IP, childcare
             
  Fladgate £35,000 £37,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + loan Life ass, bonus, IP, STL, sports club loan, medical, pension
             
  Foot Anstey Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Pension, life ass, holiday purchase, CTWS, childcare, lifestyle hour
             
  Freeths £25,000 Undisclosed £38,000 GDL & LPC: loan Healthcare, pension, life ass, childcare
             
  Freshfields £43,000 £48,000 £85,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins, pension, life ass, STL, gym, IP, childcare
             
  Gateley £26,000 (Midlands) £27,000 (Midlands) £40,000 (Midlands) GDL: fees
LPC: fees + grant
Health ins, pension, STL, buy holiday, CTWS, company share scheme
             
  Geldards £21,750 £23,750 £36,000 Undisclosed Pension, life ass, CTWS, parking, gym, EA
             
  Gibson Dunn £45,000 £50,000 £112,500 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + life + travel ins, gym, client + professional development, book allowance
             
  Government Legal Service £28,000 £32,000 £42,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000-£7,000 Pension
             
  Harbottle & Lewis £32,500 £34,000 £54,000 LPC fees + loans Health ins, pension, life ass, free lunch, STL, childcare, CTWS, fitness, EA
             
  Herbert Smith Freehills £44,000 £46,000 Up to £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 GDL in London) Health + travel ins, STL, gym, CTWS, restaurant, EA
             
  Hewitsons £23,500 £23,500 £37,000 None Undisclosed
             
  Higgs & Sons £23,500 £25,000 £32,000 None Health ins, pension, life ass
             
  Hill Dickinson £32,000 (London)
£24,000 (elsewhere)
£34,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£58,000 (London)
Up to £40,000 (elsewhere)
LPC fees + grant Health + travel ins, pension, life ass, holiday purchase, STL
             
  Hodge Jones & Allen £24,000 £26,000 £30,000 Undisclosed Health ins, life ass, pension, travel loan, piano lessons
             
  Hogan Lovells £43,000 Undisclosed £71,500 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 GDL in London) Health ins, life ass, IP, pension, CTWS, free gym, restaurant, discounts, concierge, STL
             
  Holman Fenwick Willan £36,000 £38,000 £58,000 LPC fees + £7,000 (London) Health + dental ins, pension, gym, STL, life ass, CTWS
             
  Ince & Co £37,000 £41,000 £62,000 GDL: fees + £6,000 (£6,500 London)
LPC: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London)
Healthcare, STL, gym, holiday purchase
             
  Irwin Mitchell £36,000 (London)
£25,000 (elsewhere)
£38,000 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
£32,000-£60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £4,500 Healthcare, pension, prof subscriptions, critical illness cover
             
  Jones Day £47,000 £54,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £9,000 Healthcare, pension, STL, group life cover
             
  K&L Gates £37,500 £44,000 £68,000 GDL: fees + £5,000
LPC: fees + £7,000
Health ins, pension, life ass, sports club, STL, GP
             
  Kennedys £35,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£37,000 (London) Undisclosed Undisclosed Health + life ins, pension, STL, gym, CTWS, childcare, EA, GP
             
  King & Wood Mallesons £40,000 £44,000 £70,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,250 (£7,250 London) Healthcare, gym, life ass, pension, STL, free lunch
             
  Kingsley Napley £31,000 £33,000 £55,000 None Health ins, IP, life ass, pension, corporate cash plan
             
  Kirkland & Ellis £46,000 £50,000 $180,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel + life ins, EA, gym, bonus, STL
             
  Latham & Watkins £45,000 £48,000 £113,422 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins, pension, life ass, CTWS, cafe, gym
             
  Leigh Day £30,000 (London)
£24,000 (Manchester)
£32,000 (London)
£26,000 (Manchester)
£45,000 (London)
£31,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed Pension, STL, childcare, CTWS
             
  Lester Aldridge Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC loan Undisclosed
             
  Lewis Silkin £36,000 £40,000 Up to £55,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 Health ins, pension, life ass, IP, bonus, STL, gym
             
  Linklaters £43,000 Undisclosed £77,500 LPC fees + grant Health + travel ins, IP, life ass, pension, STL, restaurant, gym
             
  Macfarlanes £42,000 £46,000 £71,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare, pension, life ass, bonus
             
  Maclay Murray & Spens £37,000 (London) Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC assistance Health + dental ins, pension, IP, CTWS, STL, childcare
             
  Maples Teesdale £35,000 £37,000 £56,500 Undisclosed Pension, life ass, CTWS, STL
             
  Mayer Brown £42,000 £45,000 £71,500 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London/Guildford) Health ins, life ass, STL, gym, concierge, EA, physio, childcare
             
  McDermott Will & Emery £41,000 £45,000 £90,000 LPC fees + grant Health + dental ins, life ass, pension, STL, gym, EA
             
  Memery Crystal £35,000 £37,000 £59,000 GDL & LPC: fees Undisclosed
             
  Michelmores £24,000 £26,000 £38,000 LPC sponsored + £5,000 Health ins, pension, life ass, gym, cafe
             
  Mills & Reeve £25,000 £26,500 £39,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Pension, life ass, bonus, social club, restaurants, STL
             
  Mishcon de Reya £38,000 £40,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health + dental + travel ins, pension, life ass, IP, gym, STL, childcare, CTWS, bonus
             
  Morgan Lewis £45,000 £50,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel + dental + disability ins, pension, life ass, STL
             
  Morrison & Foerster £38,500 £43,600 £82,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Undisclosed
             
  Muckle £23,000 Undisclosed £36,000 LPC fees (if eligible) Health ins, pension, life ass, parking discounts
             
  Nabarro £38,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£42,000 (London)
£29,000 (elsewhere)
£62,000 (London)
£40,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees (50% if already completed) + £5,000-£7,000 grant Health ins, pension, life ass, STL, gym, restaurant
             
  Norton Rose Fulbright £42,000 £47,000 £72,000 GDL: fees + £6,000
LPC: fees + £7,000
Healthcare, pension, IP, life ass, STL, childcare, EA, car scheme
             
  Olswang £37,000 £41,500 £61,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins, life ass, gym, restaurant, STL, CTWS, childcare
             
  O'Melveny £41,000 £44,000 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + life + disability + travel ins, pension, STL
             
  Orrick £40,000 £44,500 £75,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + dental ins, pension gym, STL, CTWS
             
  Osborne Clarke £34,750 (Bristol)
£40,000 (Reading/London)
£36,750 (Bristol)
£42,000 (Reading/London)
£48,000 (Bristol)
£51,000 (Reading)
£65,000 (London)
Undisclosed Undisclosed
             
  Paul Hastings £45,000 £50,000 £110,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins, pension, life ass, gym, STL
             
  Penningtons Manches £33,500 (London) £35,500 (London) £54,000 LPC fees + grant Health ins, pension, life ass, critical illness cover, STL
             
  Peters & Peters £37,000 £39,000 £52,000 Undisclosed Pension, health ins, STL, gym, life ass, childcare
             
  Pinsent Masons £39,500 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
Undisclosed £65,000 (London)
£40,000 (elsewhere)
LPC fees + grant Undisclosed
             
  PwC Legal £39,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: scholarships Health ins, life ass, STL, IP, discounts
             
  Reed Smith £38,500 Undisclosed £63,000 + bonus GDL: fees + £6,000
LPC: fees + £7,000
Health and dental ins, CTWS, cafe, gym, STL
             
  Ropes & Gray £44,000 £48,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins, life ass, pension, STL
             
  RPC £37,000 £40,000 Merit based GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 'Pick 'n' mix' benefits scheme
             
  Shakespeare Martineau £22,000 (regional) £24,000 (regional) Undisclosed Undisclosed Life ins, pension, STL, EA
             
  Shearman & Sterling £45,000 £50,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 pa Health + disability + travel + dental ins, pension, life ass, gym
             
  Shoosmiths £26,000 £27,000 £40,000 GDL & LPC: assistance Pension, life ass, corporate discounts
             
  Sidley Austin £44,000 £48,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 pa Health ins, life ass, gym, STL, IP, pension, restaurant
             
  Simmons & Simmons £40,000 (London)
£36,000 (Bristol)
£45,000 (London)
£37,000 (Bristol)
£68,000 (London)
£49,000 (Bristol)
GDL: fees + £7,000
LPC fees + £7,500
Health + travel ins, pension, life ass, IP, gym, EA, music lessons, STL, restaurant
             
  Skadden £45,000 £50,000 £118,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + life + travel ins, gym, restaurant, EA, tech allowance, CTWS
             
  Slaughter and May £43,000 £48,000 £78,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins, pension, STL, health club, restaurant, CTWS, childcare, concierge
             
  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, pension, IP, critical illness cover, CTWS, STL
             
  Stephens Scown £22,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: funding Health ins, life ass, pension, EA, bonus, CTWS, art classes
             
  Stephenson Harwood £38,000 £42,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees + up to £6,000 Health ins, pension, life ass, critical illness, dental, cafe, STL, health club
             
  Stevens & Bolton £32,000 £33,000 £46,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare, life ass, pension, travel loan, parking
             
  Sullivan & Cromwell £50,000 £55,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £9,180 Health + dental + life + travel ins, pension, gym, concierge
             
  Taylor Vinters £26,000 £28,000 £39,500 (Cambridge)
£59,000 (London)
LPC fees health ins, pension, life ass, STL
             
  Taylor Wessing £40,000 £44,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 pa Health ins, pension, life ass, restaurant, STL, EA
             
  Thomas Cooper £34,000 £37,500 £60,000 LPC fees Health ins, pension, life ass, dental loan, STL, gym
             
  TLT Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees Health ins, gym
             
  Travers Smith £42,500 £47,500 £71,500 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins, life ass, pension, CTWS, childcare, STL
             
  Trethowans Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed 50% of LPC fees Pension, IP, childcare, EA, bonus, birthday holiday, parking
             
  Trowers & Hamlins £37,000 £40,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£6,500 London) Undisclosed
             
  Veale Wasbrough Vizards Min £23,000 Min £25,000 Min £35,000 LPC fees + loan (if eligible) Undisclosed
             
  Vinson & Elkins £45,000 £47,500 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,200 Health + dental + travel ins, pension, life ass, STL, gym
             
  Walker Morris £26,000 £28,000 £39,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Travel bursary for future trainees
             
  Ward Hadaway £24,000 £26,000 £36,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Pension, travel scheme, local business discounts, EA
             
  Watson, Farley & Williams £42,000 £46,000 £68,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,500-£6,000 Health ins, pension, life ass, IP, EA, STL
             
  Wedlake Bell Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC fees Health ins, pension, life ass, travel loans, gym, CTWS, EA
             
  Weil, Gotshal & Manges £46,000 £50,000 £115,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 pa Health ins, pension, life ass, birthday holiday
             
  White & Case £44,000 £48,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental + travel ins, pension, life ass, critical illness, gym, STL, CTWS
             
  Wilkin Chapman £18,200 £19,500 £26,000 LPC contribution + loan Undisclosed
             
  Wilsons Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC loan up to £4,500 Health ins, pension, life ass
             
  Winckworth Sherwood £36,000 Undisclosed £57,500 LPC + GDL: discretionary assistance Undisclosed
             
  Withers £37,000 £40,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Undisclosed

 

PHI = Permanent Health Insurance; STL = Season Ticket Loan; PMI = private medical insurance; EAP = Employee Assistance Programme; CTWS = Cycle to work scheme