Morrison & Foerster dishes out ‘appreciation bonuses’ to London lawyers

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Up to £12.5k

London lawyers at US outfit Morrison & Foerster are to receive special “appreciation bonuses” in recognition of their “extraordinary efforts” during the pandemic.

The San Fran-headquartered outfit confirmed trainees and business support staff will also pick up one-off cash awards. MoFo’s annual bonus programme for UK associates remains unaffected.

A spokesperson for the firm said:

“[W]e awarded a special appreciation bonus to associates and trainee solicitors to recognise their extraordinary efforts and commitment to our clients and communities throughout 2020, balancing the demands of remote work with pressing family obligations, and other challenges, during the pandemic.”

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The bonuses range from £5,000 to £12,500, RollOnFriday reports, and are awarded regardless of hours billed.

MoFo isn’t the first outfit to dish out additional financial awards in light of the lockdown. Milbank, Akin Gump and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett have all provided COVID bonuses of up to £31,000 to their UK lawyers.

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Have a can of Stella and some Jelly Tots my good man


Hungry Mark

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Mark eats a lot of cake. On his own. He wonders what it must be like to be one of the fun, popular people but he knows he will never understand. “Tomorrow will be better”, he says as he turns out the light. But he knows and we know it will not be.


US 2nd yr

Did they also pay COVID bonuses last summer/autumn or is this effectively a catch-up on the US firms that paid those bonuses?

Side note: good on MoFo for including the trainees and business support staff in this bonus round – more firms should do this.



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Only £12,500? *Laughs in USD*


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Latham NQ

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Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for the peanuts we were promised last year.



And now they announce redundancies….



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