gmk Salary Survey & Market Review 2018/2019

Written by: gmk
Published on: 17 Dec 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we find ourselves in a slightly rudderless, unchartered political landscape with little clue as to what 2019 holds. Despite these tribulations, the legal recruitment market has remained buoyant (albeit slowing down more recently in transactional areas). Salary reviews took place as usual this summer with increases ranging from moderate to substantial. gmk has compiled an analysis of these salaries and benefits together with a review of the legal recruitment market in 2018, setting out which practice areas and which levels of pqe were the most active across a wide range of UK and US firms.

For a complimentary copy of our Private Practice 2018/2019 Salary Survey and Market Review, please contact Lynne McCarroll at Alternatively click here to download a copy of the survey.

About gmk:

We are a legal recruitment company specialising in fee-earner recruitment (NQ to partner level) and related non fee earning professionals (including PSLs and Risk Management Lawyers) within private practice. Founded in 1998, our geographical reach covers London, the regions and leading international legal centres.

About the survey:

We have compiled our 2018/2019 Salary Survey and Market Review to update you on the current legal recruitment market and recent shifts in salaries and benefits throughout a wide range of firms in London.  Our client base covers all large and medium sized City firms (both UK and US), boutique practices and smaller West End firms.

The salary information compiled in our survey has been sourced from the following:

  • Information provided by our clients in response to our questionnaire
  • Offers made to candidates registered with gmk
  • Updated remuneration levels post-salary reviews from candidates registered with gmk