SJ Berwin joins associate salary war

SJ Berwin has hiked associates’ salaries, with a 16 per cent rise on its newly qualified rate. The £9,000 increase, up to £64,000, is in keeping with other City firms’ raises, such as Ashurst, which announced the same increase on 22 May. First-year trainees at SJ Berwin now receive £36,000, while salaries paid to associates with one year’s PQE has risen to £68,000.