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Yorkshire and the North East In house legal salary survey

BCL Legal has conducted our 2014 salary survey for in-house lawyers in the Yorkshire and the North East. The survey was location specific and results were sourced directly from in-house lawyers across the region.

The results are interesting with most lawyers (73%) receiving an overall increase in their total package. However, the percentage increase varied across the qualification levels. Lawyers at a mid level (3-5 years’ PQE) received the greatest increase in total package value and proportionately performed much better than other qualification levels, particularly the 7-10 years’ PQE level.

Across the region, as well as most lawyers receiving an increase in their total package, around three quarters of respondents received a bonus, up slightly from last year. Additionally, for most respondents the level of bonus paid, increased.

Packages remain comprehensive with the around half of lawyers receiving a car or car allowance, and the majority receiving, private medical care and a generous pension contribution.

In-house legal teams in the region, and across the UK, are growing. With this growth and the increasing demand from law firms for lawyers from a commercial and corporate background, particularly at the mid-level, it is expected that 2014 will witness an increase in salaries and benefits as organisations try to secure the best people. It is a competitive market at present with a shortage of talent and an increase in demand for this talent.

Full details of BCL Legal’s 2014 salary survey can be found here.

If you would like further information on in-house salaries in Yorkshire and the North East, please contact Tom Fleet for a confidential discussion.

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