The war for talent: will A&O's pay hike convince assistants to stay?

Begum, Husnara; Cushnie, Lorraine
October 2005
Lawyer;10/17/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 40, p2
Trade Publication
Points out that the move by London, England-based law firm Allen and Overy to bolster its assistants' salaries, in its efforts to retain associates, is set to trigger a salary war similar to the one witnessed in 2000, when SJ Berwin raised assistant salaries by as much as 25 percent. Impact of investment banks and financial institutions which offer high salaries for lawyers; Need for lawyers in areas such as derivatives and structured products.


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