In-house lawyers raise doubts over Deutsche's panel stipulation on junior lawyer pay

Survey of almost 200 in-house counsel reveals mixed feelings over bank's pay demands

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The majority of in-house lawyers have reservations about Deutsche Bank’s plan to stop paying panel law firms for work carried out by junior lawyers, but believe the move is likely to start a trend, according to a new Legal Week survey of corporate counsel.

Just under half of almost 200 in-house lawyers who responded to the latest Big Question survey said they did not agree with Deutsche’s stipulation that firms appointed in the bank’s latest panel review will not be paid for work done by newly qualified (NQ) lawyers or trainees.

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