CC boosts NQ pay to £91,000 as Freshfields hikes London trainee salaries by up to 6%

Second years trainees at CC will now earn £52,500

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance (CC) have both boosted salaries for their London trainees, with newly qualified (NQ) lawyers at CC also seeing total compensation increased to £91,000.

Maximum pay for CC NQs, which includes what the firm describes as a ”binary” performance-based bonus, is up by more than 4% from £87,300 last year.