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Quadrant Chambers is to raise its pupillage award by more than a third in a move that will further intensify the war for talent at the bar.
Those beginning pupillage in 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 in several years.
“We’re very conscious that it’s not been changed for a while and we’ve fallen behind,” Gerrard said, adding: “If you’re an attractive set and you’re offering a below market rate you will not going to get the best people.”
In August One Essex Court announced it would boost its pupillage award by 33 per cent from £45,000 to £60,000 for its October 2010 intake making its trainees barristers the highest paid in the capital.
Elsewhere Wilberforce Chambers has raised its award to £48,000 from £40,000 while Essex Court is upping its pupillage pay from £40,000 to £55,000.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Hill, senior practice director at 3 Verulum Building said his set was considering raising its award post 2010-11 to bring it in line with the market.