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Pay freezes bite Australian lawyers

Oct 2, 2013 Many Australian law firms froze lawyer pay last year, according to Taylor Root’s annual salary survey. The survey also found that most attractive salary packages are not offered by the top-tier biglaw firms, but rather…

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DWF's controversial pay rate disparity

Aug 23, 2013 Roll on Friday reports that the trainees qualifying at DWF next month will be paid more than some first and second year lawyers. The pay disparity arises from DWF’s acquisition of…

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Norton Rose Fulbright raises pay for NQs

Aug 19, 2013 Norton Rose Fulbright has announced a pay rise for its newly qualified (NQ) lawyers, lifting annual compensation by £1,500 to £63,000. Salaries for first and second year trainees at the firm have stayed at £38,000 and…

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Is this the end of BigLaw?

Jul 23, 2013 This article By Noam Scheiber in New Republic, entitled ‘The Last Days of BigLaw’ is making waves through the blogosphere and beyond. The article points out that the golden age of the law firm partner saw the…

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New report shines a light on in-house lawyer pay

Jul 10, 2013 Corporate Counsel has reported on new data about the pay packages for in-house counsel: a survey of 1,700 in-house lawyers at around 480 US and Canadian companies. The “In-House Counsel Compensation Report” from…

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Paralegal pay rises 3%

Jun 3, 2013 A new survey has shown a 3 per cent increase in pay for paralegals over last year’s figures, while the rates that law firms charge clients for paralegal services dropped 5 per cent in the same period. The survey…

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Herbert Smith Freehills freezes pay in Australia

May 22, 2013 Herbert Smith Freehills has frozen salaries in its Australian offices, with the Australian managing partner Jason Ricketts informing staff at legacy firm Freehills that pay reviews have been deferred indefinitely, while…

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Magic Circle 'wasted' £10m on trainees last year

Apr 30, 2013 A report by The Lawyer shows that trainee attrition cost magic circle law firms more than £10m between them last year. The report looks at how much each firm invested in training, including the LPC course fee,…

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Petition seeks increase in pay for Indian judges

Apr 18, 2013 The Delhi High Court is hearing a petition seeking an increase in the salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges in India. The petition was filed by Deepak Khosla, and the respondents are the Union of India, the…

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US law schools ranked by starting salary

Mar 20, 2013 Last year, Forbes magazine ranked schools according to mid-career median salaries. This year they have decided to take a slightly different approach, ranking the schools according to median starting salaries because -…

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