Starting salaries for City lawyers soar to £60,000 – The Independent

Posted November 19th, 2007 in law firms, remuneration, special report by sally

“Starting salaries for City lawyers have broken the £60,000 mark for the first time as demand for new talent soars, an analysis by a leading legal recruitment firm has found.”

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The Independent, 19th November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge in sex blackmail case gets third pay rise – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2007 in blackmail, judges, news, remuneration by sally

“An immigration judge who had an affair with his illegally employed Brazilian cleaner has been paid more than £100,000 since he stood down from his job.”

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd November 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Minimum wage rates are increased – BBC News

Posted October 1st, 2007 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“More than a million workers are to receive a pay rise as increases to the minimum wage come into force.”

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BBC News, 30th September 2007

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Top City lawyers taking home more than £2m – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2007 in law firms, news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

“Some lawyers at top City firms earned more than £2m each last year as they cashed in on a huge surge in demand for legal services to support mergers, acquisitions and other corporate deals.”

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

One in four partners sound note of caution over ‘crazy’ City pay levels – Legal Week

Posted July 19th, 2007 in news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

“Lawyers are divided over rising City salaries as one quarter describe current levels as ‘crazy’, while partners give junior lawyers’ pay gripes short shrift. Clare Ruckin reports on the latest Big Question survey.”

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Legal Week, 19th July 2007

Source: www.legalweek.com

MPs want UK to pay living wage to overseas staff – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2007 in employment, news, remuneration by sally

“MPs called for legislation yesterday to make British retailers pay their garment workers overseas a living wage.”

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The Guardian, 17th July 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Barrister receives £1m for legal aid – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2007 in barristers, news, remuneration by sally

“A barrister was given more than £1 million in legal aid last year, it was revealed. Ministry of Justice figures showed that Balbir Singh, head of Birmingham’s Equity Chambers, was paid £1,116,000 in 2005-06. Because he is not among the elite 10 per cent with Queen’s Counsel status, Mr Singh is technically known as a junior.”

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The Times, 10th July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Cost of a top lawyer in the City soars to £1,000 an hour – The Times

Posted July 2nd, 2007 in news, remuneration, solicitors by sally

“Top-flight lawyers in big City law firms now charge as much as £1,000 an hour for their expertise, according to a survey.”

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The Times, 2nd July 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Highest paid barristers and solicitors firms in legal aid 2005/06 – Ministry of Justice

Posted June 26th, 2007 in barristers, law firms, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

“A breakdown of the ten highest paid criminal and civil barristers and solicitor firms from the criminal defence service and the community legal service. The information covers 2005 and 2006. A section on frequently asked questions about legal aid fees is also included in the document.”

Highest paid barristers and solicitors firms in legal aid 2005/06 (PDF)

Ministry of Justice, 25th June 2007

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Barrister gets £1.1m in a year from legal aid – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2007 in barristers, legal aid, news, remuneration by sally

“A lawyer from Birmingham has become the most highly paid legal aid barrister in the country after pulling in more than £1.1m last year.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sharma and others v. Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in law reports, parliament, remuneration, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Sharma and others v. Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2007] UKPC 42 

“The Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago by implication conferred on an elected member of the House of Representatives a right to be paid a salary enforceable from the day after the general election poll if the member present and willing to take the oath was thereafter, for any procedural reason, denied the opportunity to do so.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council so held when allowing an appeal by the 18 appellants from the decision of the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago.” 

WLR Daily, 20th June 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Bar Council vice-chair gains salary as report sparks rejig – The Lawyer

Posted May 30th, 2007 in barristers, news, remuneration by sally

“The Vice-chair of the Bar Council Timothy Dutton QC will be the last in his post to work for free.”

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The Lawyer, 28th May 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

US lawyers move to cut £55m in perks – The Times

Posted May 3rd, 2007 in news, pensions, perjury, remuneration by sally

“Lawyers acting for some of Britain’s largest pension funds yesterday sought to freeze the £55 million of bonuses and pension payments due to the former chief executive of BP.”

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The Times, 3rd May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Court staff reject ‘postcode’ pay offer – The Times

Posted April 27th, 2007 in news, remuneration by sally

“Court staff have rejected plans to introduce a “divisive” pay system that union leaders said would lead to workers earning different amounts of money across England and Wales.”

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The Times, 27th April 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Consultation on the remuneration of the Tribunals’ Judiciary – Tribunals Service

Posted April 26th, 2007 in consultations, remuneration, tribunals by sally

“The Senior Salaries Review Body (SSRB) is undertaking a Review of the Remuneration of Tribunals’ Judiciary, as part of the Review of Tribunals’ Judiciary Terms and Conditions.”

Consultation on the remuneration of the Tribunals’ Judiciary (PDF)

Tribunals Service, 24th April 2007

Source: www.tribunals.gov.uk