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7.9 / 10

(based on 17 ratings in 2015)

2015

"I feel like trainees could be offered bonuses, but I am satisfied with the pay."
Second year trainee, London
"I receive a good level of pay and a bonus at Clifford Chance."
Second year trainee, London
"The package provided at Clifford Chance tops those of many others, and the firm strives to be the top-paying Magic Circle firm."
Second year trainee, London
"I believe I am well paid for my work at Clifford Chance."
First year trainee, London
"While trainees do not receive bonuses, I do think that the pay is very good."
First year trainee, London
"I am very well paid for a job that I absolutely love."
Second year trainee, London
"We are well paid in comparison to our competitors at other Magic Circle firms, I believe."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"I am satisfied, but obviously compared to some American firms, the salary is not as much. However, I feel like pay for me isn't as important as getting a solid training experience that will set me up for a good future in law."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees don't get bonuses but after qualification bonuses are good. Pay is more than enough."
First year trainee, London
"The salary is brilliant however I think trainees should be paid more if they have to work a weekend."
First year trainee, London
"Pay is now better than other Magic Circle firms, (at a more junior level). Trainees do not get bonuses."
Second year trainee, London
"Recent pay rises are positive and amongst the London firms, pay is high."
First year trainee, London
"Clifford Chance pays the same or better than other MC firms. Trainees in firms like this get paid twice the national average salary, so can't complain. Having said that, for the hours we work, it is not totally unjustified to pay that much."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Pay is great. Looking forward to the large NQ pay rise."
Second year trainee, London
"Pay is amongst the top for UK firms. Bonuses are not paid to trainees, but I think this makes for a healthier learning environment."
Second year trainee, London
"The pay is good, and in line with the other Magic Circle firms, but it is a little disappointing that trainees aren't eligible for bonuses."
First year trainee, London
"As the most highly paid trainees in the UK, it's hard to complain, though many trainees are disgruntled when they see more senior lawyers being remunerated through their salaries and bonuses, sometimes on the back of the hard work of trainees."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees don't receive bonuses which is a shame. The pay is good, though perhaps not fantastic when considering the number of hours you work."
First year trainee, London
"My salary is comparable with other Magic Circle firms."
Second year trainee, London
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