Morrison & Foerster is paying its London associates a 'thank you' bonus of up to £12,500.
The special appreciation bonus is being awarded to staff by the US firm for their "extraordinary efforts and commitment" in 2020.
Sources at MoFo said that, "despite historically unique challenges", the firm had turned in a strong performance globally and in London.
The size of the special appreciation bonus for associates were based on seniority rather than hours, and ranges from £5,000 to £12,500.
Trainees and business support services are also receiving SABs, while MoFo's normal bonus programs are remaining in place and will continue in addition to the Covid thank you money.
A MoFo spokesperson said, "we awarded a special appreciation bonus to associates and trainee solicitors to recognise their extraordinary efforts and commitment to our clients and communities throughout 2020, balancing the demands of remote work with pressing family obligations, and other challenges, during the pandemic".
It says a lot about MoFo. Watch this space to see if other firms who turn out to have done rather well in the plague years make similar payouts.