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8.0 / 10

(based on 22 ratings in 2016)

2016

"Basic pay is relatively good, although it has fallen slightly behind other firms. Bonuses are not great."
Second year trainee, London
"I'm interested to see how the firm reacts to the market, which is raising salaries at junior level."
First year trainee, London
"Pay is good for trainees, but it should keep up with US firms."
Second year trainee, London
"At trainee level the pay is comparable to magic circle firms and is very good. We don't get bonuses, but equally we have no target hours."
First year trainee, London
"No bonuses for trainees but a high base salary."
First year trainee, London
"Good, but could be brought in-line with US firms following US merger."
First year trainee, London
"Pay is generally good at the firm, and largely in line with pay at magic circle firms. However, bonuses are a bit of a bone of contention as trainees do not receive bonuses, even if working consistently late hours on a transaction. For motivational purposes, even a token bonus would be much appreciated if deserved."
First year trainee, London
"Trainee pay is keeping pace with other silver circle and magic circle firms, but the same doesn't seem to be true with new qualifier pay."
First year trainee, London
"Trainees don't get a bonus, but otherwise salary is standard for a firm of this size."
Second year trainee, london

2015

"The pay is good for trainees and NQ's after the recent pay rise, however the lack of trainee bonuses is a negative for the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The pay is good. However the bonus system is non-existent as a trainee and virtually non-existent as an associate."
Second year trainee, London
"The pay is in line with the rest of the market. There are no bonuses at trainee level."
First year trainee, London
"Pay has just gone up and is among the highest of English firms."
First year trainee, London
"Bonuses aren't available to trainees, but our pay is competitive so I have no complaints."
Second year trainee, London
"Trainees are very well remunerated although they are not included in the bonus scheme."
First year trainee, London
"As far as I am aware, the salary Hogan Lovells offers is among the highest trainee salaries in the City - I can't complain!"
First year trainee, London

2014

"Salaries are at the upper end of the City law firm pay scales so that is very positive. I do not know much about the bonus schemes for associates."
Second year trainee, London
"Pay is on the up again. Very competitive trainee and NQ salary."
Second year trainee, Dubai
"Pay is in line with competitors. Trainees do not get a bonus."
First year trainee, London
"We don't get bonuses, which is a shame. However, we have received pay rises, so I don't have any complaints!"
First year trainee, London
"Excellent pay in line with the Magic Circle firms."
Second year trainee, London
"Bonuses are not available to trainees, but I don't really have a problem with that. We are paid very well."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"Trainee pay is quite good as is NQ although you can make a lot more at an American firm. Bonuses are a sore point. Out of the question for trainees, hard to get for associates. Given the hours, banking looks like the better pay option..."
Second year trainee, London
"The salaries seem to be level with other City law firms of this size. Trainees do not get bonuses."
First year trainee, London
"It would be wrong to criticise the salary which is generally very good (as with most City firms)."
Second year trainee, London
"Fairly standard for trainees, but less clear how pay works once you're qualified. NQ salary has remained almost static for a long time now which is normal as salary is based on merit after qualification."
Second year trainee, London
"Comparable to other City firms but no pension for trainees and poor NQ pay in comparison to US firms."
First year trainee, London
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