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Katten increases London associate pay

The increases will see pay for NQs from £95,000 to £108,000

Law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP (Katten) has raised its London associate pay scale by a minimum of £10,000 at each PQE level with discretionary bonus opportunities throughout the bands.

It announced that the new salary pay-grades which take effect immediately, and will be backdated to the 1 January 2022, are as follows:

NQs from £95,000 to £108,000
1-year PQE from £105,000 to £115,000
2-year PQE from £115,000 to £125,000
3-year PQE from £125,000 to £135,000
4-year PQE from £135,000 to £145,000
5-year PQE from £140,000 to £152,500
6-year PQE onwards from £150,000 to £160,000 (and with potential e.g. CPI rises thereafter).

London-office managing partner Christopher Hitchins said: “The legal market in London is fast moving in every direction including in terms of salaries. We always benchmark ourselves against our peers and are constantly seeking the best ways to attract and retain the very best talent out there.

“And so, we are pleased to be announcing an increase to our London associates’ salaries. Our team in London has performed to the highest standard over the pandemic, and we continue to serve our clients seamlessly without disruption, so they certainly deserve the recognition for all their hard work.”

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