In brief: Legal pay survey released

The head of a legal department at a major stock market company commands a total pay package of around £95,000, according to a survey compiled by recruitment advisers Taylor Root. Remuneration for a top in-house legal averages £80,000 basic salary and £15,000 in perks and their pay has risen by 4.82 per cent. The market for in-house lawyers has grown strongly with 23 per cent of the survey's respondents indicating they expect to increase the size of their legal departments in the next 12 months. The report also found demand for lawyers in private practice was acute in areas such as banking and corporate.