The Heat Recruitment Legal Salary Survey is your definitive guide to legal remuneration trends and lawyer salaries across the UK. From legal assistant through to law firm partner salaries, our research is based on industry trends and the thousands of recruitment and job searches performed each year, providing you the information you need to make informed hiring decisions.
The past year was a tale of two cities – many (largely US) law firms experienced double-digit growth while others saw declines, mainly due to the value of the pound and a lack of practice diversification. Those firms with strong risk and compliance, IT, HR, finance and business change offerings proved the most resilient and experienced the strongest growth.
The move to regional hubs – moving talent or accelerating hiring outside of London – has resulted in higher salaries for lawyers and legal professionals outside of the capital. Coupled with investment in IT and digital transformation, firms who enhance their employer value proposition are best positioned to attract, recruit and retain the top legal prospects on offer.