Freshfields freezes associate pay bands at last year's levels after challenging 2016-17

Magic circle firm opts against raising associate rates after disappointing financial results

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has held associate and trainee pay rates at last year’s levels following a challenging year for the firm.

Last year Freshfields increased base pay for newly qualified (NQ) lawyers by 26% to £85,000, rising to £97,000 for top performers.

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