Global law firm White &Case is to increase the salary of its newly qualified solicitors as part of its commitment to the future of its employees.
From January 2021, year one trainees will receive a £2,000 increase from £48,000 to £50,000, year two trainees will see their pay increase from £53,000 to £55,000 and newly qualified solicitors will see their pay increase from £105,000 to £137,500.
In addition, year one solicitors will see their pay increase from £110,00 to £130,000, while year two solicitors will see their pay increase from £120,000 to £150,000.
The pay increases are part of the organisation’s wider strategy to recruit and retain employees, alongside offering international and client secondment opportunities, discretionary bonuses and business development initiatives.
White & Case currently employs 400 lawyers in London, in addition to 80 trainees.
A spokesperson at White & Case said: “White & Case is an elite global law firm which offers careers that are highly attractive to lawyers in London, the challenges of working globally on market leading matters and cases, enjoying promotion opportunities and the benefits of the wide range of practices we have here.
“Following discussions with partners, we are increasing legal salaries in London, including for trainees. The salary increases, which are effective from 1 January 2021, are another demonstration of our position as a leading law firm globally and in the City.”