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The future of associate pay

Nov 3, 2010 Before the recession, graduate starting salaries grew at a rate that considerably outstripped inflation. When the demand for legal services dropped, law firms moved to protect partner profits by laying off staff,…

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Lateral hires face demotions and pay cuts

Sep 28, 2010 Many corporate, real-estate and other transactional associates have had a slow year, with deals and work-flow stalling in the tough economic climate. Many have shifted to other practice groups or done pro-bono work…

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16 per cent of young associates want out

Jul 27, 2010 UK recruitment consultancy Badenoch & Clark has released the results of a new survey, claiming that 24 per cent of young lawyers are looking to leave the profession this year. One third of that group aims to take an…

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