Salaries and benefits compared

 

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salary
Sponsorship/Awards Other benefits
             
        Addleshaw Goddard £39,500 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
£42,500 (London)
£29,000 (elsewhere)
£70,000 (London)
£43,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (London) or £4,500 (elsewhere) Health + dental ins; subs'd gym; bonus
             
  Akin Gump £48,000 £52,000 $190,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + travel ins; IP; life ass; STL
             
  Allen & Overy £45,000 £50,000 £83,000 GDL: fees + £8,000
LPC: fees + £10,000
Undisclosed
             
  Arnold & Porter £46,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; childcare; bonus
             
  Ashfords £26,000 (Bristol)
£25,000 (SW)
£27,000 (Bristol)
£26,000 (SW)
£46,000 (Bristol)
£40,000 (South West)
LPC: fees Health cash plan; subs'd gym; holiday purchase; CTWS; bonus
             
  Ashurst £44,000 £48,000 £76,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + travel ins; life ass; STL; tech + holiday purchase; subs'd gym; childcare; CTWS; restaurant
             
  Baker McKenzie £45,000 £49,000 £75,000 GDL: fees + £6,000
LPC: fees + £8,000
Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; bonus; subs'd gym; subs'd restaurant; childcare
             
  Bates Wells Braithwaite £36,000 £38,000 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees Health ins; STL; sub'd gym; CTWS; holiday purchase
             
  Bevan Brittan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; STL; childcare; CTWS; gym
             
  Bircham Dyson Bell £36,500 £38,000 £57,000 (London) GDL & LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; EA; IP; CTWS; STL; gym
             
  Bird & Bird £38,000 £40,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,500 Health ins; life ass; STL; computer loan; gym m'ship; CTWS; EA
             
  Birketts £25,000 £26,000 £39,000-£40,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; STL; sub'd gym; CTWS; childcare
             
  Blake Morgan Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: partial fees + grant Health ins; childcare
             
  Blandy & Blandy £22,500 £24,500 £38,000 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; subs'd gym; childcare
             
  Boodle Hatfield £40,000 £42,000 £62,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; life ass; IP; EA; STL; CTWS; childcare
             
  B P Collins £26,400 £27,400 £40,000 LPC: contribution Undisclosed
             
  Brabners £25,000 (minimum) Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees CTWS; travel; retail discounts
             
  Bristows £38,000 £41,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; gym m'ship
             
  Browne Jacobson £25,500 (Midlands) £26,500 (Midlands) Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Health + critical injury + dental + travel ins; life ass; IP; CTWS; retail discounts
             
  Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner £40,000 (London) £45,000 (London) £70,000 (London) GDL & LPC: fees + £7,200 Undisclosed
             
  Burges Salmon £35,000 £37,000 £48,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; life ass; bonus; gym m'ship
             
  Charles Russell Speechlys Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; subs'd restaurant
             
  Cleary Gottlieb £48,000 £52,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; EA CTWS; subs'd restaurant
             
  Clifford Chance £46,600 £52,500 Up to £91,000 GDL: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London)
LPC: fees + £10,000
Health + dental ins; STL; CTWS; gym m'ship
             
  Clyde & Co £38,000 (London)
£26,000 (Manchester)
£40,000 (London)
£28,000 (Manchester)
£63,000 (London) GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£7,000 London) Health + dental ins; life ass; CTWS; gym; EA; STL; childcare
             
  CMS £43,000 (London)
£38,000 (Bristol)
£27,000 (Sheffield)
£48,000 (London)
£40,000 (Bristol)
£30,000 (Sheffield)
£70,000 (London)
£50,000 (Bristol)
£41,000 (Sheffield)
GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£7,500 London) Health + dental ins; STL; CTWS; subs'd gym m'ship
             
  Collyer Bristow £33,000 £35,000 £56,000 Undisclosed Health ins; life ass; STL; EA
             
  Cooley £46,000 £50,000 £115,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,500 (£8,000 London) Health ins; life ass; EA; critical illness cover; STL; CTWS; subs'd gym
             
  Covington & Burling £43,000 £47,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; EA; childcare
             
  Cripps Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL: discount
LPC assistance: 50% funded, 50% interest-free loan
Undisclosed
             
  Crown Prosecution Service £23,509 - £24,539 Not known £32,958 - £34,722 Not known Not known
             
  Curtis £42,000 £46,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; STL; IP; EA
             
  Davis Polk £55,000 £60,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + life + illness ins; STL; subs'd gym m'ship; EA; CTW; childcare
             
  Debevoise & Plimpton £50,000 £55,000 £126,700 GDL & LPC: Fees + £9,000 Health + life ins; STL; CTWS, subs'd café, ST:
             
  Dechert £45,000 £50,000 £95,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; EA; subs'd gym m'ship; STL; CTWS
             
  Dentons £42,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£46,000 (London)
£32,500 (elsewhere)
£70,000 (London)
£46,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£6,000 London) Health + life ins; IP; subs'd gym m'ship
             
  DLA Piper £45,000 (London); £28,000 (elsewhere) £50,000 (London); £31,000 (elsewhere) £77,000 (London); £44,000 (elsewhere) GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare; CTWS; gym; restaurant; EA
             
  DWF £22,000-£36,000 Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; childcare; STL; EA; retail discounts; subs'd restaurant
             
  Evershed Sutherland £27,000-£40,500 £29,500-£43,500 £42,000-£72,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000-£7,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; EA; CTWS; gym; restaurant
             
  Farrer & Co £38,000 £41,000 £64,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; life ass; STL; IP; sub'd gym + pilates/yoga
             
  Fladgate £37,000 £39,000 £65,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 (£6,000 London) Health ins; life ass; IP; STL; childcare; bonus
             
  Foot Anstey £28,000 £30,000 £45,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £5,000 Life ass; CTWS; holiday purchase; lifestyle hour
             
  Fox Williams £36,000 £38,000 £62,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; STL; bonus
             
  Freeths £25,000 £28,000 £40,000 GDL & LPC: loan Travel loan; subs'd gym m'ship; childcare; EA; CTWS
             
  Freshfields £45,000 £51,000 £85,000 GDL: fees + £7,250
LPC: fees + £10,000
Healthcare; dental; gym
             
  Fried Frank £45,000 £50,000 £131,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + travel ins; life ass; CTWS; IP; subs'd gym m'ship; EA
             
  Gateley £27,000 (outside London) £28,500 (outside London) £41,000 (outside London) GDL & LPC: fees + LPC grant Health ins; STL; EA; CTWS; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  Geldards £22,000 £24,000 £36,500 Undisclosed Life ass; CTWS; childcare; parking discount; subs'd gym; EA
             
  Gibson Dunn £45,000 £50,000 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + travel ins; life ass; subs'd gym; IP; childcare; EA
             
  Goodwin £44,000 £48,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; IP; STL; EA; CTWS; childcare
             
  Government Legal Profession £28,000 (approx) £32,000 (approx) £42,000 (approx) LPC: fees + £5,400-£7,600 See profile
             
  Harbottle & Lewis £36,000 £38,000 £59,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health ins; childcare; CTWS; EA
             
  Herbert Smith Freehills £44,000 £48,000 Up to £93,000 GDL: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London)
LPC: fees + £10,000
Health ins; life ass; gym; CTWS; STL; childcare
             
  Hewitsons £23,500 £23,500 £38,500 None Health ins; IP; CTWS
             
  HFW £38,000 £40,000 £66,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health ins; life ass; subs'd gym; STL; CTWS
             
  Higgs & Sons £23,500 £25,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees Health + life ins; EA; BTSS m'ship
             
  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 Health + travel ins; life ass; holiday purchase; STL
             
  Hodge Jones & Allen £25,500 £27,500 Undisclosed None Health ins; life ass; travel loan; piano lessons
             
  Hogan Lovells £45,000 £50,000 £78,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 (£8,000 London) Health ins; life ass; bonus; subs'd gym; STL; sub'd restaurant; retail discounts
             
  Howes Percival Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees (capped) Health ins; flexible package
             
  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; two CSR days per year
             
  Jones Day £50,000 £57,000 £105,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health ins; group life cover; STL; gym; sub'd cafe
             
  K&L Gates £41,000 (2017) £46,000 (2017) £71,000 (2017) GDL: fees + £5,000
LPC: fees + £7,000
Health ins; life ass; STL; EA; GP service; subs'd sports club m'ship
             
  Kennedys £36,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£38,000 (London)
£29,000 (elsewhere)
Up to £58,000 (London) None Health ins; life ass; IP; EA; STL; gym m'ship; GP
             
  Kingsley Napley £34,000 £36,000 £58,000 None Health ins; life ass; IP: corporate cash plan
             
  Kirkland & Ellis £46,000 £50,000 $190,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health + travel ins; STL; EA; CTWS; gym m'ship; bonus; free breakfast
             
  Latham & Watkins £45,000 £48,000 £116,732 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Undisclosed
             
  Leigh Day £30,000 (London)
£24,000 (Manchester)
£32,000 (London)
£25,000 (Manchester)
£45,000 (London)
£31,500 (Manchester)
None Health ins; life ass; EA; STL; CTWS; subs'd gym m'ship; childcare
             
  Lewis Silkin £37,250 £41,500 £60,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,500 Health ins; life ass; STL; CTWS; sub'd gym; sub'd canteen; bonus
             
  Linklaters £44,000 £49,000-£50,000 Up to £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + maintenance Health + travel ins; life ass; IP; gym; sub'd restaurant; STL; CTWS
             
  Macfarlanes £44,000 £49,000 £80,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Healthcare; life ass; bonus
             
  Maples Teesdale £35,600 £37,625 £57,500 Undisclosed Life ass; CTWS; STL
             
  Mayer Brown £44,000 £49,000 £78,000 GDL: fees + £6,500 (£7,000 London)
LPC: fees + £10,000
Health ins; STL; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  McDermott Will & Emery £43,000 £48,000 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,500 Health + dental ins; life ass; EA; STL; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  Memery Crystal £37,000 £39,000 £63,000 GDL & LPC: fees Health + travel ins; life ass; STL; CTWS subs'd gym m'ship; childcare
             
  Michelmores £27,500 (Exeter) £29,000 (Exeter) £41,500 (Exeter) LPC: fees + £5,000 Health ins; gym
             
  Mills & Reeve £26,500 £27,500 £41,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £4,500 Life ass; STL; sub'd restaurant; bonus
             
  Mishcon de Reya £42,000 £45,000 £70,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,000 Health + dental + travel ins; critical illness cover; life ass; IP; STL; CTWS; gym m'ship; childcare; bonus
             
  Morgan Lewis £47,000 £52,000 £105,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + disability ins; life ass; STL; EA; CTWS
             
  Morgan Sports Law Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + maintenance Bonus
             
  Morrison & Foerster £46,000 £50,000 £100,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental ins; life ass; group IP; EA; gym m'ship; childcare; STL; CTWS
             
  Muckle £24,000 £26,000 £37,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; corporate discounts; parking discounts
             
  Northridge Law £38,000 Undisclosed £65,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; STL; bonus
             
  Norton Rose Fulbright £45,000 £49,000 £77,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Undisclosed
             
  O'Melveny £44,000 £48,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + life + travel ins; STL, sub'd gym m'ship
             
  Orrick £40,000 £44,000 £95,000 GDL: fees + £8,000
LPC: fees + £9,500
Health + dental ins; IP; life ass; sub'd gym m'ship; STL; childcare
             
  Osborne Clarke £34,500-£42,500 £38,750-£44,500 £57,000-£70,000 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 + life ins; STL; sub'd gym
             
  Penningtons Manches £36,000 £38,000 £60,000 LPC: fees + grant Health ins; life ass; critical illness cover; STL
             
  Pinsent Masons £41,000 (London)
£27,000 (elsewhere)
£44,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£70,000 (London)
£43,000 (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 £43,000 £47,000 £75,000 GDL: fees + £6,000
LPC: fees + £7,000
Health + dental ins; CTWS; STL; sub'd cafeteria; subs'd gym m'ship
             
  Ropes & Gray £44,000 £48,000 £115,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental ins; life ass; STL; emergency GP
             
  Royds Withy King £26,500-£32,000 £27,500-£34,000 £37,000-£45,000 Undisclosed Life ass; healthcare cash plan; CTWS
             
  RPC £35,000 (Bristol)
£38,000 (London)
£36,000 (Bristol)
£41,000 (London)
£46,350 (Bristol)
£64,800 (London)
GDL & LPC: fees See profile
             
  Russell-Cooke £36,500 £38,500 Undisclosed GDL: grant
LPC: fees sponsorship up to £10,000
Life ass; STL; CTWS; EA; childcare
             
  Shearman & Sterling £45,000 £50,000 £105,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + travel + disability ins; life ass; sub'd gym; CTWS; mortgage adviser
             
  Shoosmiths £27,000 £28,000 £40,500 GDL & LPC: fees Health + dental ins; life ass; corporate discounts; junior lawyers m'ship
             
  Sidley Austin £47,000 £51,500 £120,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £11,000 Health ins; life ass; gym; STL; IP; subs'd gym m'ship
             
  Simkins £33,000 £36,000 Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; STL; CTWS; EA; childcare
             
  Simmons & Simmons £44,000 (London)
£38,000 (Bristol)
£48,000 (London)
£39,000 (Bristol)
£75,000 (London)
£51,000 (Bristol)
GDL: fees + £7,000
LPC: fees + £7,500
Health + travel ins; life ass; IP; STL; EA; subs'd gym; subs'd restaurant
             
  Skadden £50,000 £55,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £10,000 Health + travel ins; life ass; gym m'ship; sub'd restaurant; EA; CTWS; tech allowance
             
  Slaughter and May £45,000 £51,000 £80,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Undisclosed
             
  Squire Patton Boggs £37,000 (London)
£26,000 (elsewhere)
£42,000 (London)
£28,000 (elsewhere)
£68,000 (London)
£42,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + grant Health + dental + critical illness ins; life ass; IP; CTWS; STL
             
  Stephens Scown £24,500 £26,000 Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; EA; bonus; childcare; CTWS; flexible working
             
  Stephenson Harwood £41,000 £45,000 £73,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health + dental + critical illness ins; life ass; GP; sub'd gym m'ship; STL
             
  Stevens & Bolton £33,000 £34,000 £48,000 GDL & LPC: fees + grant Healthcare; life ass; travel loan
             
  Sullivan & Cromwell Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £12,850 Health + dental + life + travel ins; subs'd gym; concierge
             
  Taylor Vinters Undisclosed Undisclosed £42,000 (Cambridge)
£60,000 (London)
LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; STL; EA
             
  Taylor Wessing £40,000 £44,000 £71,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £7,00 Undisclosed
             
  Thomas Cooper £34,000 £37,000 Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees Health ins; STL; loan for dental ins; life ass; loan for gym m'ship
             
  TLT £37,000 (London)
£31,000 (Bristol)
£27,000 (Manchester)
£39,500 (London)
£33,000 (Bristol)
£29,000 (Manchester)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health ins; holiday purchase; retail vouchers; gym m'ship
             
  Travers Smith £45,000 £50,500 £78,500 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,500 Health ins; life ass; CTWS; STL; sub'd cafe/restaurant; gym m'ship; physio
             
  Trethowans Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: 50% of fees Health cash plan; IP; childcare; EA; CTWS; gym m'ship; bonus; b'day holiday
             
  Trowers & Hamlins £37,000 (London)
£28,000 (elsewhere)
£40,000 (London)
£30,000 (elsewhere)
£65,000 (London)
£42,000 (elsewhere)
GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£6,500 London) Health ins; STL
             
  Vinson & Elkins £50,000 £55,000 £143,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £8,000 Health + dental + travel ins; life ass; STL; sub'd gym m'ship
             
  VWV £23,000 (minimum) £25,000 (minimum) £40,000 (Bristol)
£45,000 (Watford)
£50,000 (London)
LPC: fees + £2,000 Health ins; life ass; childcare; bonus; eye-care scheme
             
  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 + £5,500-£6,500 Health ins; life ass; IP; EA; STL; subs'd gym
             
  Wedlake Bell Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; travel loans; gym m'ship; CTWS; EA
             
  Weil, Gotshal & Manges £46,000 £50,000 £127,900 GDL: fees + £8,000
LPC: fees + £10,000
Health ins; life ass
             
  White & Case £46,000 £50,000 £105,000 GDL: fees + £7,500
LPC: fees + £10,500
Undisclosed
             
  Wilkin Chapman £21,750 £23,250 £32,000 LPC: contribution Undisclosed
             
  Wilsons Undisclosed Undisclosed Undisclosed LPC: contribution Health ins; life ass
             
  Winckworth Sherwood £35,000 £38,500 £60,000 LPC: fees Health ins; life ass; IP; CTWS; childcare; gym m'ship
             
  Winston & Strawn £42,500 £47,500 £90,000 GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 (£7,000 London) Health + dental ins; life ass; IP; gym loan
             
  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)
Undisclosed GDL & LPC: fees + £6,000 Health + dental ins; CTWS; EA; childcare; subs'd gym; holiday purchase

 


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