Salaries and benefits

Kennedys, Nick Thomas

Kennedys surrenders to salary pressure with 60 per cent hike for London NQs

Kennedys is increasing pay for newly qualified (NQ) solicitors in London by a whopping 60 per cent amid heightened competition for talent, The Lawyer can reveal. The insurance specialist, which offers 20 training contracts per year, confirmed that its London NQs will see salaries soar from £50,000 to £80,000. The change comes during a period […]

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Weil Gotshal boosts NQ pay

Weil Gotshal & Manges has increased the base salary for its newly-qualified lawyers in London. The figure is now £150,000, up £5,000 more than it was previously. At £150,000 Weil Gotshal is firmly in the middle of what US firms offer in the London market. Goodwin Procter earlier this year said it would pay NQs […]