Survey Shows 62% of South East In-house Lawyers Saw Rise in Overall Remuneration

June 29, 2012

Reading based BCL Legal – the legal recruitment consultancy which operates across Essex, Sussex, Surrey, Kent and Berkshire – has launched its annual salary survey of in-house lawyers working across the region. The survey analysed salaries, bonuses and general benefits.

The average salaries for in-house lawyers with one to five years Post Qualification Experience (PQE) in the South East region stood at between £40,000 and £58,000 whilst in-house professionals with between six and ten years PQE enjoyed an average of between £62,000 to £80,000. During the same survey, 86% of in-house lawyers in the region stated that they received a bonus with the average being £21,000. Other results showed that 62% recipients saw an increase in their overall package, 23% saw their package stay the same and 15% saw an overall decrease. Other findings included comparisons on car allowances, pension contributions, holidays and private medical insurance. The complete survey for the SE region can be viewed at

Mark Levine, director of BCL Legal and head of its in-house department, said; “The survey has become a vital tool to analyse how inhouse legal professionals are being remunerated. The findings are once again interesting and prove the regions vary. We know the market is still tough but it’s positive to see an upward trend on certain numbers.”

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