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8.6 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2017)

2017

"Pay is fair. Bonuses are allocated for associates according to the number of hours worked, which is similar to other law firms."
Second year trainee, London
"The recent increase is welcome but pay is still slightly lagging behind some US firms."
Second year trainee, London
"Pay is good. Trainees do not receive a bonus but they do get a very generous allowance when they are on their overseas seat."
Second year trainee, London
"Our salary is pretty good and has gone up in line with US firms recently."
First year trainee, London
"There can be no complaints regarding the salary."
Second year trainee, London
"Your pay is very competitive as a trainee and near the top of the market. This continues as a new qualifier. However, after that, the pay tapers and increases are slower. I think the long-term pay structure could be more incentivised and the bonuses, while not inconsiderable, aren't always enough to make me want to hit the next billable hours target."
Second year trainee, London
"Pay is pretty good at the trainee level but most US firms pay similarly, so there is not much of a difference."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Bonuses are only available at associate level and not at trainee level. Pay is good."
First year trainee, London
"The pay is good, although the new qualifier salary is now quite far behind the rest of the US international firms in London."
First year trainee, London
"Better than many other English firms but a little worse than certain US firms operating in a similar market."
First year trainee, London
"Very generous."
First year trainee, London
"The firm rewards its trainees for the long hours they do with a very impressive salary."
First year trainee, London
"The salary is competitive even though it has not been increased along with other American firms recently."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I think that the pay is good, especially at junior associate level."
Second year trainee, London
"While there are no bonuses given to trainees, I have no complaints about my pay, which is at a fair level."
First year trainee, London
"I know that pay has been increasing over the years for trainees and NQ's. The firm is attempting to match the wages of other American firms too."
First year trainee, London
"The pay and benefits are good. Trainees don't get bonuses, which is probably a good thing as bonuses are based on billable hours, and as a trainee you sometimes do more knowledge and business development work."
Second year trainee, London
"The salary I receive is very generous and I am grateful for it."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I don't think that trainees are currently open to receiving bonuses, and I think that perhaps they should be."
Second year trainee, London
"I have no complaints regarding salary, as I think that trainees are paid fairly and in line with competitors. An overseas seat is a huge bonus, as accommodation is provided and paid for, along with a salary uplift of up to £700 a month (depending on location), which equates to a pretty sizeable pay rise for the abroad seat."
Second year trainee, London
"There are no bonuses for trainees as of yet, but I think that the salary is good, and associate salaries seem good."
Second year trainee, London
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