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Firm Sort descending Offices Grant For GDL Grant For LPC 1st Year Salary 2nd Year Salary Training Places Per Year % Trainees Retained 2017
Addleshaw Goddard London Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore £7,000 £7,000 £36,000 - 50 81%
Allen & Overy London Belfast, London Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Bratislava, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC £6,000 £7,000 £44,000 £49,000 90 83%
Ashurst London London, Glasgow Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Canberra, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Port Moresby, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC £7,500 £7,500 £42,000 £47,000 45 90%
Baker McKenzie Chicago Belfast, London Abu Dhabi, Almaty, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bahrain, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Brussels, Cairo, Casablanca, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Kyiv, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Vienna, Warsaw, Zurich £6,000 £6,000 £45,000 £49,000 38 88%
BCLP London Manchester Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Boulder, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Irvine, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow, New York, Overland Park, Paris, Phoenix, San Francisco, Singapore, Shanghai, Southern Illinois, St. Louis, Tel Aviv, Washington £7,200 £7,200 £40,000 £45,000 35 61%
Bird & Bird London London Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, The Hague, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Lyon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Warsaw Covered by firm Covered by firm £38,000 £40,000 18 80%
BLM Manchester Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Southampton Derry, Dublin - - £31,000 £32,000 - -
Bristows London London Brussels £7,000 £7,000 £34,000 - 10 -
Burges Salmon Bristol Bristol, London £7,000 £7,000 £35,000 £36,000 25 100%
Capsticks London Birmingham, Leeds, London, Winchester - - £30,000 - 8 -
Charles Russell Speechlys London Cheltenham, Guilford, London Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Luxembourg, Manama, Paris, Zurich £6,000 £6,000 £38,000 £42,000 24 71%
Clarke Willmott Bristol Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton, Taunton - - £26,000 £27,000 - -
Clifford Chance London London, Newcastle Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington
£8,000 £10,000 £44,800 £50,500 90 75%
Clyde & Co London Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Oxford Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Beijing, Brisbane, Cape Town, Caracas, Chicago, Dar es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Montréal, Nantes, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Perth, Riyadh, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Washington DC
£7,000 £7,000 £36,000 £38,000 43 81%
CMS London Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Reading Barcelona, Bratislava, Dubai, Geneva, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Madrid, Seville, Singapore, Zurich £7,500 £7,500 £43,000 £48,000 65 72%
DAC Beachcroft London Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newport, Winchester Bogotá D.C, Dublin, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Santiago de Chile, Singapore 0 £5,000 £34,000 - 13 77%
Debevoise & Plimpton New York City London Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Moscow, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo, Washington DC £8,000 £8,000 £50,000 £55,000 8 -
Dechert Philadelphia London Almaty, Austin, Beijing, Bonn, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Hartford, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Washington DC £10,000 £10,000 £45,000 £50,000 10 50%
Dentons London Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes, Watford Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver), United States (Albany, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Hilo, Honolulu, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Orange County, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland, Short Hills, Silicon Valley, St. Louis, Tysons, Washington DC), Latin America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bogotá, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Guanacaste, Guatemala City, Guyana, Jamaica, Lima, Mexico City, Monterrey, Montserrat, Panama City, San José, San Salvador, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines), Europe (Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris Rome), Central and Eastern Europe (Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, Prague, Warsaw), Russia and the Caucasus (Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi), Africa (Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Johannesburg), Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Doha, Dubai, Muscat), Central Asia (Almaty, Astana, Baku, Tashkent), China (Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, plus 42 more), Singapore, Asia Pacific (Port Moresby, Seoul, Ulaanbaatar, Yangon), Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney) £7,000 £7,000 £40,000 £44,000 - 68%
DLA Piper London Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield Aarhus, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Auckland, Beijing, Bratislava, Brisbane, Bogotá, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver, Yellowknife), Casablanca, Cologne, Copenhagen, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuwait City, Kyiv, Lima, Lisbon, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manama, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Muscat, Oslo, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Santiago, Singapore, Stockholm, St Petersburg, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Albany, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Washington DC, Wilmington), Warsaw, Wellington, Vienna £7,000 £7,000 £44,000 £49,000 85 78%
DWF Manchester Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, Chicago, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Cologne, Melbourne, Milan, Munich, Newcastle (NSW), Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto Undisclosed Undisclosed £36,000 Undisclosed 50 66%
Eversheds Sutherland London Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Ipswich, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Berne, Brunei Darussalam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Durban, Dusseldorf, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Port Louis, Riga, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Rotterdam, Shanghai, St Petersburg, Tallinn, Tunis, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zurich £7,000 £7,000 £37,000 £38,500 55 80%
Farrers London London £7,000 £7,000 £37,000 £40,000 10 90%
Fieldfisher London Belfast, Birmingham, London, Manchester Amsterdam, Beijing, Bologna, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Turin, Venice £5,500 £6,000 £37,000 £40,000 13 100%
Freshfields London London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Madrid, Manama, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, Singapore Shanghai, Tokyo, Vienna, Washington DC £7,250 £7,000 £43,000 £48,000 80 76%
Gowling WLG London Birmingham, London Beijing, Brussels, Canada (Calgary, Hamilton, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Waterloo Region), Dubai, Guangzhou, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Stuttgart £7,000 £7,000 £40,500 £44,000 24 84%
Herbert Smith Freehills London Belfast, London Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris, Perth, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo £8,000 £10,000 £44,000 £48,000 70 79%
HFW London London Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, Melbourne, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney £6,000 £7,000 £38,000 £39,000 14 86%
Hill Dickinson Liverpool Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco, Hong Kong No Yes £32,000 £34,000 10 90%
Hogan Lovells London Birmingham, London Alicante, Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, São Paulo, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Baltimore, Boston, Colorado Springs, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC), Warsaw £7,000 £8,000 £44,000 £49,000 60 80%
Ince & Co London London Beijing, Cologne, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Le Havre, Marseille, Monaco, Paris, Piraeus, Shanghai, Singapore £7,000 £7,000 £37,750 £41,800 10 90%
Irwin Mitchell Sheffield Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton - - £36,000 £38,000 - -
Jones Day Cleveland London Amsterdam, Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Saudi Arabia, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Washington DC £8,000 £8,000 £47,000 £54,000 20 76%
K&L Gates Pittsburgh London Beijing, Berlin, Brisbane, Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Munich, Milan, Paris, Perth, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, USA (Austin, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Harrisburg, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orange County, Palo Alto, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Wilmington), Warsaw £5,000 £7,000 £41,000 £44,000 7 -
Kirkland & Ellis Chicago London Beijing, Boston, Chicago ,Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Washington DC £8,000 £8,000 £46,000 £48,000 9 56%
Latham & Watkins Los Angeles London Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, USA (Boston, Century City, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington DC) £8,000 £8,000 £46,000 £48,000 24 -
Linklaters London London Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington DC £7,000 £7,000 £43,000 £49,000 110 85%
Macfarlanes London London Brussels £7,000 £7,000 £44,000 £49,000 31 92%
Mishcon De Reya London London New York £6,000 £6,000 £40,000 £42,000 14 64%
Morrison Foerster San Francisco London Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, USA (Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Northern Virginia, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC)
- - - - - -
Norton Rose Fulbright London London Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Bogotá, Canada (Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec, Toronto, Vancouver), Canberra, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Monaco, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Port Moresby, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, USA (Austin, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, San Antonio, San Francisco, St Louis, Washington DC), Tokyo, Warsaw £6,000 £7,000 £44,000 £48,000 50 76%
Osborne Clarke Bristol Bristol, London, Reading Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Busto Arsizio, Brescia, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Padua, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, Stockholm, Zaragoza £6,500 £6,500 £40,000 £45,000 24 90%
Penningtons Manches London Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guildford, London, Oxford, Reading San Francisco - - £36,000 £38,000 - -
Pinsent Masons London Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Falklands, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester Beijing, Doha, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Hong Kong, Madrid, Melbourne, Munich, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Shanghai, Sydney
£6,000 £7,000 £40,000 £43,000 90 74%
PWC - - - £39,000 £44,000 - -
Radcliffes Le Brasseur London Cardiff, Leeds, London - - - - 5 -
Reed Smith Pittsburgh London Abu Dhabi, Athens, Austin, Beijing, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Kazakhstan, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, Richmond, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tysons, Washington DC, Wilmington £6,000 £7,000 £43,000 £47,000 27 81%
RPC London Bristol, London Hong Kong, Singapore £6,500 £6,500 £38,000 £41,000 14 82%
Shakespeare Martineau Birmingham Birmingham, Brussels, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Sheffield, Solihull, Stratford Upon Avon - - £29,000 £34,000 - -
Shearman & Sterling New York City London Abu Dhabi, Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Menlo Park, Milan, New York, Paris, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC £7,000 £7,000 £45,000 £50,000 16 75%
Shoosmiths Milton Keynes Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Nottingham, Southampton, Thames Valley £12,000 £14,000 £27,000 £28,000 22 71%
Sidley Austin Chicago London Beijing, Brussels, Geneva, Hong Kong, Munich, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, USA (Boston, Century City, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Washington DC) £7,000 £7,000 £45,000 £49,000 8 88%
Simmons & Simmons London Bristol, London Amsterdam, Beijing Brussels, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore
£7,000 £7,500 £42,000 £47,000 42 78%
Skadden Arps New York City London Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Moscow, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Sau Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC, Wilmington £8,000 £8,000 £45,000 £50,000 9 89%
Slaughter and May London London Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong £7,450 £7,450 £44,000 £49,000 60 95%
Squire Patton Boggs Cleveland Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Birmingham, Böblingen, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Darwin, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Perth, Prague, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw
£6,000 £7,000 £37,000 £42,000 23 65%
Stephenson Harwood London London Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Paris, Piraeus, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Yangon £6,000 £6,000 £40,000 £44,000 17 77%
Taylor Wessing London Cambridge, London Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Brno, Budapest, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Singapore, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Vienna, Warsaw £7,000 £7,000 £40,000 £44,000 25 62%
TLT Bristol Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester Piraeus £6,000 £6,000 £37,000 £39,500 18 100%
Travers Smith London London Paris £7,000 £7,000 £43,500 £49,000 24 92%
Trowers & Hamlins London Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Oman £6,500 £6,500 £37,000 £40,000 22 81%
Walker Morris Leeds Edinburgh, Leeds £5,000 £5,000 £27,000 £29,000 14 100%
Watson, Farley & Williams London London Athens, Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Madrid, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Rome, Singapore £6,500 £5,500 £43,000 £46,000 15 100%
Weil New York City London Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Miami, Munich, New York, Paris, Prague, Princeton, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Warsaw, Washington DC £8,000 £8,000 £46,000 £50,000 10 50%
White & Case New York City London Abu Dhabi, Astana, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Manila, Melbourne, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Prague, USA (Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, São Paulo, Silicon Valley, Tampa, Washington DC), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tashkent, Tokyo, Warsaw
£7,500 £7,500 £46,000 £50,000 35 86%
Winckworth Sherwood London London, Manchester, Oxford No Yes - - 8 57%
Winston & Strawn Chicago London Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Washington DC £7,000 £7,000 £42,500 - 6 -
Withers London Cambridge, London British Virgin Islands, Geneva, Greenwich, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New Haven, New York, Padua, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Francisco, Sydney
£5,000 £5,000 £37,000 £40,000 10 73%
Womble Bond Dickinson Winston-Salem Aberdeen, Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Newcastle, Plymouth, and Southampton. Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbia, Greensboro, Greenville, Los Angeles, Orange County, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, Silicon Valley, Tysons, Washington DC, Wilmington, Winston-Salem £6,000 £6,000 £34,000 £36,000 - -