UK firm Addleshaw Goddard raises pay for NQs

October 13, 2011 UK firm Addleshaw Goddard has effected a pay increase for newly-qualified lawyers, raising the salary by 4 per cent in the firm's regional offices and by 2% in London. Newly qualified lawyers in Leeds and Manchester saw a pay increase from £36,500 to £38,000, while their London counterparts took home an extra £1000, with pay increasing from £58,000 to £59,000.

The remaining pay bands in the merit-based system remain unchanged, with associates with between one and four years' post qualified experience earning between £38,000 and £58,000 in Leeds and Manchester and between £59,000 and £84,000 in London.

A spokesperson at the firm said: "We are focused on structuring our performance and reward processes to attract, retain and motivate great people who can help us achieve our business goals.

"We remain committed to ensuring that reward and career development remains high on the agenda, and we strive to do what we can to ensure that salaries are both competitive with market rates and fairly reward contribution."

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