Freshfields hikes newly qualified lawyer pay by 26% alongside flexible working measures

Rise in pay for all junior lawyers follows a freeze of the firm’s pay bands last year

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has hiked pay for its newly qualified lawyers by 26% as it also introduces flexible working for fee earners.

The firm has raised salaries for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers to between £85,000 and £97,500. The rise in NQ salaries makes it the magic circle firm with the highest base salary for NQ lawyers of the three that have so far announced their salaries for 2016-17.

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