Shearman slashes NQ salaries by 8 per cent By The Lawyer 25 March 2009 15:46 17 December 2015 15:13 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 Hilary 26 March 2009 at 08:59 – Of all people employment lawyers should have expected that contract changes would involve TUPE! The solutions are the same they have been advising cleaning and security companies for years. Physician heal thyself. Reply Link Anonymous 26 March 2009 at 09:45 Salary cut Big deal,quite petty in relation to the firms earnings and on going wages.Is this site just about the wages paid to City solicitors? Reply Link Anonymous 26 March 2009 at 09:45 Credit where it’s due Thanks to The Lawyer for accurately reporting this. I am sick of Legal Week and others characterising this action by firms as a simple “pay freeze”. It is not – it is a reversal of salary bands, and an effective pay cut for everyone concerned. One can debate the merits of this course of action, but at least the terms of that debate are clear in your magazine. Thanks for not swallowing the spin. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.