Freshfields to Freeze Associate Pay
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

London’s Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP LLP informed staff  yesterday that salaries for associates will be held at 2008 levels.

The pay freeze means associates will not progress through to the next pay band, leaving a newly qualified lawyer at the same salary after one-year post-qualification experience, when they would normally see a 10% rise in salary.

The pay freeze will apply to the firm’s UK, German and Asia offices, and also includes business support staff.


Trainees in the UK are partially exempted from the policy. Trainees qualifying in March will see their pay rise to £59,000 pounds, compared to the current rate for newly-qualified lawyers of £66,000 pounds.

The firm will continue to pay out performance-related bonuses. The pay bands will stay the same for the next 12 months with no mid-year review planned.

Freshfields is the first major UK firm to freeze salaries this year.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP provides business law advice throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. It is the world’s fourth largest law firm by revenue.





Search Now

Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Diego

San Diego office of our client seeks Senior Antitrust Associate Attorney with 7 years of experience....

Apply Now

Senior Antitrust Attorney


Seattle office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Senior Antitrust Attorney with 9 y...

Apply Now

Patent Attorney


Washington, D.C. office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks Patent Attorney with 1 ye...

Apply Now


Senior Electronic Files Specialist


Project Supervisor US-DC-Washington Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in th...

Apply now

Contract Attorney - PI and Insurance Litigation


This is a key role in a fast-growing law firm founded by a forward-thinking entrepreneurial lawyer. ...

Apply now

Paralegal / Office Administrator


Compensation:     $15 to $20 Hourly Employment Type:    Full-Time ...

Apply now

General Legal Counsel (Work-life balance and exciting opportunity working in-house for a tech compan


Not your everyday legal position. Work-life balanced, yet with variety and challenge: a position you...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top