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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.
For those of you contemplating throwing all your cash out of an SUV before moving to a tree-house on a wind-farm, here’s some advice from Oscar Wilde: it is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
If you’ve just thrown your fountain pen at the computer screen, fair enough. But let us tell you that now is not a good time to leave the law, at least if you’re working in-house. According to analysis in Towers Watson’s Legal Salary Report, in-house lawyers are earning up to 11 per cent more than their private practice counterparts.
If you’re reading this as a junior lawyer, you’ve probably just thrown another fountain pen. According to the study, in-house lawyers who have recently qualified earn about a third less than their private practice contemporaries. But the tables turn further down the line, so says the study, with in-house lawyers getting bigger bonuses while private practice lawyers wait longer to reach partnership.
Feeling better? Now get back into that SUV and keep your piggy bank close.