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DLA Piper is the latest firm to announce newly qualified (NQ) salary increases, with associates in Scotland receiving a whopping 90 per cent less than their City counterparts.
London NQs are now on a salary of £63,000, a rise of 19 per cent on the £53,000 they received last year. In the firm's Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield offices the figure has jumped by a meagre 4 per cent from £35,000 to £36,500, while salaries for NQs in Edinburgh and Glasgow have risen by just 3 per cent, from £32,000 to £33,000. DLA Piper will review these salaries in January.
These salaries are significantly lower than those being paid by US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges, which announced it is offering London NQs £90,000 (thelawyer.com, 15 June).
They are broadly in line with those paid by Addleshaw Goddard to City associates, with the firm now paying £64,000. That said, DLA Piper falls short of Addleshaws in the regions, with the latter paying £40,000 to associates in its Manchester and Leeds offices.