Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Dechert, Dentons and Addleshaw Goddard boost NQ pay

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Dechert, Dentons and Addleshaw Goddard boost NQ pay

Dechert, Dentons and Addleshaw Goddard have joined the slew of firms raising the stakes for newly qualified (NQ solicitors).

Dechert has increased its NQ salary from £95,000 to a handsome £110,000.

NQs at Dentons’ London office will see their remuneration raised from £70,000 to £75,000, whilst NQs at the firm’s Watford and Milton Keynes offices have seen increases from £44,000 to £46,000.

Trainee salaries at Dentons have also increased. First-year London trainees will earn £42,000 (up from £40,000), whilst second years will earn £46,000 (up from £44,000). As for the firm’s Watford and Milton Keynes recruits, first and second-year trainees will earn £30,000 and £32,500 respectively.

Addleshaw Goddard’s autumn qualifying trainees have seen the NQ salary raised for the second time this year, from £65,000 to £70,000. Manchester and Leeds NQ salaries have been upped by £1,500 to £43,000. NQs at the firm’s Scottish offices will receive £38,000.

Trainees were not left wanting either. Addleshaw’s London first-year trainees will earn £39,500 (up from £38,000) whilst second years will earn £42,500 (up from £41,000). New recruits in Leeds and Manchester will earn £27,000, rising to £29,000 in their second year.