Slaughters hands NQ lawyers salary bump to £63,000 By Katy Dowell 30 April 2013 13:18 17 December 2015 13:37 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 2013 at 14:47 I can’t think of any other industry that gives its staff pay rises of almost £10k a year, no wonder so many graduates wants to go into law Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2013 at 15:22 @Anon – Where did you get the £10k a year figure from? Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2013 at 16:30 @Anon 2:47 – Presumably you’re talking about the pay difference between bands? This is pretty common across the professions – think accountancy, medicine etc. It reflects the fact that each year’s experience makes you a much more valuable employee and that your job description is contantly evolving (the job done by a 3 PQE tends to be pretty different from that done by a trainee). Unless you make partner it does eventually tail off to circa 2% rises. Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2013 at 16:54 Its such a wonderful firm – with no bullying partners causing stress to associates – no all that’s been thoroughly rooted out by a strong HR team – of course it has! Reply Link L 30 April 2013 at 16:57 @ Anon (3.22pm) – I think Anon above is referring to the payrise as you progress through the lockstep i.e. 1PQE to 2 PQE (£8.5k) and 2PQE to 3PQE (£8k). Reply Link Pippa 30 April 2013 at 17:02 X on £43K as a second year trainee moves on as a one year PQE to £63K. Nice work if you can get it – but it is getting more difficult to obtain a training contract. Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2013 at 17:43 From antitrust point of view, this is called “signalling”, i.e. letting your competitors know what your main costs are with the aim of having those competitors then adjust their competitive behaviour accordingly. The quote is just a perfect example. Hopefully the OFT will read this. Reply Link Anonymous 30 April 2013 at 18:38 That’s still 30K short of what an NQ at a US firm in London makes and I know from personal experience that the hours are the same if not better at most US firms in London because work just doesn’t come in as consistently as it does at the MC firms… Reply Link Anonymous 14 August 2013 at 09:14 Wow! I am over 20 years qualified and earning much less than trainee solicitors.Who said personal injury work is lucrative.I need to work in the City! Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.