Below is a fully interactive table, which shows the pay for those firms who have an extended profile with The Legal 500 Future Lawyers. If you’d like to compare firm’s survey results go to our brand new Law Firm Comparison table or click through to our Firms section for a more detailed analysis of each firm.

FirmFirst year salarySecond year salaryNewly qualified salary
Addleshaw Goddard£52,000 (London); £33,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £29,000 (Scotland)£56,000 (London); £36,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £33,000 (Scotland)£95,000 (London); £62,000 (Leeds and Manchester); £56,000 (Scotland)
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld£57,500£62,500US$215,000 (associate salaries are paid in US$ at a fixed quarterly exchange rate)
Anthony Collins Solicitors£25,000£27,000£41,000
BDB Pitmans LLP£37,500 (London); £30,000 (Reading)£40,000 (London); £32,000 (Reading)£62,000 (London); £45,000 (Reading)
Bevan Brittan LLPCompetitiveCompetitiveCompetitive
Blaser Mills Law£30,000£30,000£40,000
Brabners LLP£25,000£26,500£47,000
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP£48,000£52,000£95,000
Burges Salmon LLP£42,000£44,000£60,000
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP£47,000 (London), £37,000 (Guildford), £35,000 (Cheltenham)£50,000 (London), £40,000 (Guildford), £37,000 (Cheltenham)£80,000 (London), £60,000 (Guildford), £55,000 (Cheltenham)
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton£57,500£62,500£140,000
Clifford Chance£50,000£55,000£125,000
CMS£50,000 London; £43,000 Bristol; £31,500 Sheffield/Manchester; £28,000 Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen£55,000 London; £45,000 Bristol; £34,500 Sheffield/Manchester; £31,000 Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen£100,000 London; £65,000 Bristol; £57,500 Sheffield/Manchester; £57,500 Glasgow/Edinburgh/Aberdeen
Cooley (UK) LLP£52,000£57,000£150,000
Cripps£28,000£30,000£47,000 (Tunbridge Wells), £55,000 (London)
Crown Prosecution Service£24,975 (national), £26,438 (London)£24,975 (national), £26,438 (London)£38,000 (national), £40,000 (London)
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP£55,000£60,000£145,800
Dechert LLP£50,000£55,000£140,000
Farrer & Co LLP£42,000 (Sept 2022)£45,000 (Sept 2022)£73,000 (Sept 2022)
Fladgate LLP£43,000£45,000£80,000
Forsters£43,500£45,500£70,000
HFW£46,000£50,000£85,000
Hill Dickinson LLP£28,000 (Northern), £39,000 (London)£30,000 (Northern), £41,000 (London)
Howard Kennedy
Irwin Mitchell LLP£28,000 (regional), £40,000 (London)£30,000 (regional), £42,000 (London)£41,500-£49,000 (regional), £55,000-£73,000 (London)
K&L Gates LLP£48,000 (2022)£52,000 (2022)£105,000 (2022)
Kennedys Law LLP£41,000 London; £29,000 regional; £22,000 Scotland£44,000 London; £32,000 regional; £25,000 ScotlandVaried
Kingsley Napley LLP£38,000£40,000
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP£60,000£65,000US$215,000
Latham & Watkins£50,000£55,000$215,000
Leathes Prior
Macfarlanes LLP£50,000£55,000£107,500
Maples Teesdale LLP£36,668£38,754£65,445
Mayer Brown International LLP£50,000£55,000£105,000
Michelmores LLP£32,000£34,000Exeter £52,000; Bristol £55,000; London £70,000
Mills & Reeve£30,000 (regions)£32,000 (regions)£55,000 (regions)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP£50,000£55,000£150,000
Morrison Foerster (UK) LLP£60,000£65,000USD$215,000
Norton Rose Fulbright£48,500£53,000£105,000
Osborne Clarke
Payne Hicks Beach LLP£40,000£42,000£67,000
RPC£44,000 London; £37,000 Bristol£48,000 London; £38,000 BristolCommercial: £85,000; Insurance: £80,000 London, £56,000 Bristol
Russell-Cooke Solicitors London£43,500£46,000Market rate for the area into which the trainee qualifies
Stephens Scown LLP£29,000£31,000Regionally competitive
Stephenson Harwood£46,000£51,000£90,000
Taylor Vinters£37,000£42,000£53,000-64,000 (dependent on location)
Taylor Wessing LLP£45,000£49,000£95,000
TLT LLPLondon £41,000, Bristol £34,500, Manchester £30,000, Glasgow £23,500, Belfast £19,500London £44,000, Bristol £36,500, Manchester £32,000, Glasgow £26,500, Belfast £20,500London £75,000, Bristol £56,000, Manchester £51,000, Glasgow £45,000, Belfast £35,000
Travers Smith LLP£50,000£55,000£105,000
Vinson & Elkins RLLP£50,000 (2022)£55,000 (2022)£159,500 (2022)
Watson Farley & Williams LLP£47,000£50,000£90,000
Wedlake Bell LLP£40,000£42,500
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP£60,000£65,000£160,000
White & Case LLP£52,000£57,000£140,000
Wilkin Chapman LLP£23,000£25,000£35,000