Linklaters cuts pay bands and associate bonuses By Catrin Griffiths 30 April 2009 12:03 13 December 2015 15:15 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 30 April 2009 at 13:37 So this is where it gets interesting… 2-4% isn’t too bad. Better, methinks, than zero? Reply Link Playfootsieform 30 April 2009 at 15:31 This article isn’t very clear – maybe because linklaters hasnt communicated its message very well – but it seems to me that this results in Linklaters now being firmly ahead of the other MC firms on pay? Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2009 at 17:00 A&O for an NQ is stlll 65k so the best paid at NQ. They have not reduced NQ salaries, just frozen. It should be noted that NQ and 1PQE is the same pay. Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2009 at 18:52 Indeed. Instead of being frozen at last year’s salary level/band thus earning exactly the same as last year at the other MC firms, an associate at Linklaters moves up to the next band. The next band up is reduced from last year, but the move up means that you get an increase. For me, its about 4%. Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2009 at 18:52 NQ and 1 PQE the same pay? That doesn’t sound correct at all. Reply Link Anon 1 May 2009 at 10:50 Seems to me the legal press is letting A&O, Slaughters, FF and CC off the hook here. They should be taking them to task as to why Links are now paying their associates much more than they are!!! Reply Link Anonymous 1 May 2009 at 11:34 this article is seriously misleading. how on earth can this be a pay CUT?! Links associates will all progress to a higher pay level meaning they will now take home significantly more than last year. And significantly more than associates at the other MC firms! Links assocs have just stepped ahead of the game. Reply Link John Johnson 4 May 2009 at 02:45 I wonder what their US JD team is getting. Still a massive COLA and bonuses that would make their UK lawyers cry? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.