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Salary range NQ – £30,000 plus bonus. Salaries then range between £30,000 and £50,000, depending on the nature of the work.
Bonuses Performance-related annual bonuses available. At assistant level it is based on team billing, then moves to discretionary payments relating to added value. The value range depends on seniority and may be between 10 and 20 per cent of salary.
Training The firm provides in-house videos, seminars and internal and external training opportunities for all staff. Junior lawyers take a practical management course set by the Law Society. Training is coordinated through a full-time training manager and a full-time training and development manager.
Appraisals Initially an online self-appraisal.
Partner progression Sixteen per cent of current partners are home-grown. Youngest partner 29.
Billable hours target Team targets at 1,320.
Flexible and part-time working Offered.
Holiday entitlement Five weeks throughout the firm.
Benefits Life assurance, permanent group income protection, private health care, bonus three-week holiday after 10 years’ service, sabbaticals for equity partners. Pensions contributions are available for those over 21 years at 3 per cent, rising with seniority. There are stakeholder pensions and a group pensions scheme for assistant solicitors.