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Quadrant Chambers is to raise its pupillage award by more than a third in a move that will intensify the war for talent at the bar.
The 2010-11 intake will receive an annual award of £55,000, up from £40,000.
Chief executive Tim Gerrard said it was a correctional measure adopted because the set had not raised its pupillage award for several years.
“We’re very conscious that it’s not been changed for a while and we’ve fallen behind,” Gerrard said. “If you’re an attractive set and you’re offering a below-market rate you’re not going to get the best people.”
In August One Essex Court Chambers announced that it would raise its pupillage award to £60,000, while Wilberforce Chambers raised its award to £48,000 from £40,000.
Nicholas Hill, senior practice director for 3 Verulam Buildings, said the set was considering raising its award post-2010-11 to bring the set in line with the market.