Rises in regions too
Squire Patton Boggs has increased the salaries of its newly qualified (NQ) solicitors in London to £95,000.
The 12% uplift from £85,000 means its most junior associates will now earn an extra £10,000.
Squires has also bumped pay for rookies in its regional offices — Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester — to £55,000. This equates to a £5,000, or 10%, rise.
European Managing Partner Jonathan Jones said:
“Our associates represent the future of our firm. In a highly competitive market for talent, we remain committed to providing competitive pay and distinguishing ourselves with a culture that places the highest value on people’s development and well-being.”
The uplifts, which will be backdated to 1 January 2022, come just one month after the international outfit increased trainee pay across its UK offices. Trainees in London earn £47,000 in their first year and £50,000 in their second year, while regional rookies receive £30,000 and £33,000 respectively.
The Ohio-headquartered firm recruits around 25 trainees each year and scored A* or A grades in nine out of ten categories in our latest Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey.
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