Norton Rose Fulbright raises NQ pay to £75k

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Trainee money is increased too

The London office of Norton Rose Fulbright has become the latest corporate law firm to raise pay for its rookie lawyers.

Newly qualified solicitor remuneration at the global giant’s Thames-side headquarters increases from £72,000 to £75,000. This means that Norton Rose Fulbright overtakes fellow megafirm Baker McKenzie in the Most List NQ pay league to go on a par with Hogan Lovells and Travers Smith.

Trainee remuneration at Norton Rose Fulbright grows from £42,000 for first years to £44,000, and from £47,000 for second years to £48,000.

The firm is particularly well regarded for international secondment opportunities and its very fancy London office, scoring A* in these categories of the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey. It scooped As for training, quality of work, peer support and partner approachability. Working hours at Norton Rose Fulbright are pretty standard for an elite outfit, with an average arrival time of 9:05am and an average leave time of 7:56pm.

The rises come as a wave of junior lawyer pay inflation breaks across the City. In the last few days Legal Cheek has revealed salary hikes at Jones Day, Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Akin Gump.

As ever, the pressure to increase pay rates comes from US firms, which are taking advantage of the weak pound to make their London offices more attractive to English law graduates. Expect more MoneyLaw movement as this hot summer rolls on.

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Akin Gump NQ

Aww, so cute!


Snorting Rows Allnight

Excellent. Perfect for sustaining my habits.



Did you notice your name is similar to Norton Rose Fulbright?



Also, strangely enough, his initials are SRA



I think that was the joke.


Little Wayne

What habits? I don’t understand that you mean?



Beautiful offices. Beautiful people work there. Real Eye Candy.



Some serious baps get heavily battered there



Yeah I saw some pretty juicy deep frying going on there. I wanted to get my hands involved LOL.


Baps baps baps

Butter me up you LEGEND



Can I get involved with all this bapping? I’ll bring the dairy.


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They are more a charity than a law firm, when it comes to hiring on graduate level. Plenty of thick people here.



Actually you need AAB to A-level to apply so everyone is very clever.


Standards, come on

Anything below A* is pretty dimwit. And for those who completed A levels before A*s – ancient and irrelevant.


Standards, come on

Hah, a bunch of oldies and thickos giving me thumbs down I see. Get a life you IDIOT LOSERS!



Sounds like you need to get your baps buttered

Standards, come on

What does THAT even mean?!

Baps? Butter? We are here to have an INTELLIGENT debate and all you can do is waffle on about a load of RUBBISH?

Grow up.


You put your right BUN in, your right BUN out, in out, in out, and shake it all about.

Slap on a wedge of butter then spread it all around…

THAT is what its all about.




Titus Trombolus

Got to agree with Standard – any betas getting below A********** should not be in the law gayme. Go and play in PR or media instead?



When did A-level achievement become a sign of being “very clever”? When over 25% of all A-level students achieve A or A*s, it shows the benchmark is actually pretty low even if it was a fair assessment though (but it isn’t).



I’m guessing you’re one of them?



Does every article you post have to be money related, it’s getting embarrassing now. This site is worse than the likes of the trash Daily Mail. Weak, uninsightful ‘journalism’ at its worst.


You do know where you are?

What are you talking about? Law is all about the money and beaches



Get money get PAID.



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What’s a Dongwei?



It’s a mysterious plant grown in Southern China. Some men like to smoke it, others use it to create potent brews.

The giant erections it gives are rumoured to be legendary.



Who are you?



I am me.


No, you are I.


Ah, city sols. All think they’re Gordon Gecko or Jordan Belfort. Bless.


Titus Trombolus

Ah regional losers – all wish they had city jobs.


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