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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Salary range NQ – £31,500, rising to £40,000; London: £44,000 (top band); Senior associates – £92,000.
Bonuses Annual bonuses are available for all members of staff, rising on profitability.
Training Technical black letter law and personal development skills.
Appraisals Annual performance review and a six-monthly review option. Assistants prepare comments in advance of a meeting and the feedback is used as part of the planning process.
Partner progression Twenty-one per cent of current partners are home-grown, 12 laterals of 66 partners. Youngest partner 26. Key performance areas that candidates are measured against are based on competency levels and assessment of future potential and past performance.
Billable hours target 1,400 for assistants, variable for partners.
Flexible and part-time working Individual requests are considered for flexible hours; part-time working available.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days for all employees.
Benefits Permanent health insurance, gym membership, household and travel insurance, life assurance, wedding leave and travel season ticket loan. Pension open to all employees – employer contribution is 4.5 per cent in the first five years, rising to 8 per cent.