Pay gap between US and UK law firms widens
White & Case pays its NQs £70,000, Shearman & Sterling pays £73,000, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker pays £80,000 and Latham & Watkins pays £97,500. The best pay for newly qualified associates can be found at US firm Bingham McCutcheon, which pays £100,000.
A 6PQE at a magic circle firm will take home between £95,000 and £105,000, while a lawyer at Kirkland & Ellis can expect to take home £110,000 (plus bonus) in their third year after qualification.
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