Jones Day announces pay rise for trainees, while Links raises all pay levels

May 4, 2012 Jones Day has announced a pay rise for trainees in its London office, increasing the starting salary from £39,000 to £41,000, with pay to be reviewed every year in July.
Meanwhile, Linklaters has increased first seat trainee salaries £37,400 to £39,000. Trainees will take home £45,000 in the second year, up from £43,000. The firm also had good news for those with one, two and three years post-qualified experience, who will now take home £69,000 (up from £68,000), £76,000 (£73,000) and £88,000 (£85,000) respectively. The increases brink Linklaters up to the salary levels offered by Freshfields.

Slaughter and May has frozen salaries across the board, except for lawyers with two years post qualified experience, who will get an extra £500 to earn £76,500 per annum.


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