7.7 / 10

(based on 15 ratings in 2017)


"Pay is slightly below average and differs between departments. Bonuses are good and rewarding, provided the firm does well."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"You don't receive a bonus until you've spent two years working continuously at the firm. Trainees can miss out on this due to breaks after being a paralegal or completing their training contract."
Second year trainee, Nottingham
"The bonus is based on the firm's performance rather than individual targets. This means there is less pressure on personal targets and encourages fee earners to share work more freely."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"It's good for the area but obviously a lot less than London pay. It is on par, if not slightly above, the market rate for the East Midlands however."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"Pay is market average for the type of firm. There's no personal bonus – only a bonus related to the firm's overall performance. This could be amended."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The pay is competitive, although I understand that some of the bigger firms pay more to their trainees in their regional offices. The jump from first year to second year salary could also be improved."
First year trainee, Nottingham
"There's a small blanket bonus structure covering everyone that's dependent on the overall firm performance."
Second year trainee, London
"As a first year trainee, I think the pay is reasonable."
First year trainee, London
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