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Salary range NQ – £46,000; 6PQE – £66,700-£92,000.
Bonuses Annual bonuses based on profitability of the firm, personal non-financial performance and personal financial performance. Valued at up to 20 per cent of basic salary.
Training Internal and external training provided.
Appraisals Fee-earners have appraisals twice yearly to review performance, set objectives and discuss career. Pre-appraisal meetings held with all partners and HR to collect feedback on fee-earners. HR follows up on any issues and produces a personal training action plan.
Partner progression Thirty-seven per cent of partners are home-grown and there are 49 lateral partners. Youngest partner 28. Candidates are proposed for partnership and provide a paper and business case in support of their application. They then attend an interview or make a presentation to the chief executive, senior partner and up to four other partners. A full partnership vote follows.
Billable hours target None.
Flexible and part-time working No flexible working offered. Part-time working available.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days.
Benefits Permanent health insurance, private medical and dental insurance, subsidised gym membership, referral bonus, quarterly massage. Pensions are offered to all staff aged 26 or over after six months of service. From 26-29 years the matched contributions are 3 per cent; from 30 years-plus it is 5 per cent of salary.