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NQ barrister salary at Mayer Brown hits £105,000

Rise for rookies too

Mayer Brown increased pay for its most junior associates, with Newly Qualified (NQ) solicitors in London now earning six-figure salaries.

The international team have increased the base salary of City NQs by around 11%, from £90,000 to £105,000. The increases took effect on January 1, 2022.

The recent boost puts the company’s NQs on the same cash levels as their counterparts at Ashurst, Baker McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills, the legal cheek Companies most shows in the 2022 list.

Mayer Brown trainees will also benefit from an additional £2,500 increase, or around 5%, with first year rates rising from £47,000 to £50,000 and year two from £52,500 to £55,000.

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Mayer Brown, which offers around 15 training contracts in London each year, scored an A* for training in our latest survey of trainees and young lawyers. The company also earned A grades for quality of work, peer support, partner accessibility and environmental friendliness.

The pay rise continues the trend of pay rises seen among rival elite law firms across London, including Ashurst, Willkie Farr and Gallagher and more recently Travers Smith.

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