Ropes & Gray had raised its salary for newly qualified (NQ) solicitors to £120,000. It rises from £115,000

The firm has also retained two out of three of its London trainees qualifying this March. They join the firm’s private equity transactions and asset management practices.

Training partner Rohan Massey said: “We’re proud of our trainee programme, as we are of our highly talented trainees.  The effectiveness of our training, with its opportunity to work on complex and international matters, complemented by a highly competitive salary and benefits package, means that Ropes & Gray is a natural home for talented, ambitious trainee lawyers focused on international careers.”

Ropes’ training scheme began in 2011 and has since grown to 14 trainees.

To see a full list of trainee and NQ salaries, click here.