North West recruitment consultancy Clayton Legal announced the results of its first local legal salary survey in January. Manchester remained the dominant centre in the North West, with salary levels still significantly outweighing those of other cities locally. In Liverpool, despite continuous image strengthening, salaries at all levels and in all disciplines remained lower. Chester and Cheshire salaries fell just behind Manchester but ahead of Liverpool. The survey also showed increasing demand for experienced practice managers with a background in management, human resources and finance.