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Bingham shocks market with NQ salary of £100K

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  • £100,000 is just ridiculous. My nephew qualified as a doctor last Autumn and is earning £35,000...at least he's saving people's lives. What are Bingham associates doing for the good of the public?

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  • Salary is a consideration for every candidate to varying degrees, as is the quality of training, prospects of retention and all the other usual considerations.

    To suggest that someone doesn't care about salary if they're well trained is ridiculous.

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  • Does it matter? It's Bingham's money and if they want to spend it on higher salaries then let them. Pay must be related to profitability somewhere along the line and the fact US firms pay so much more indicates that they are better at squaring their figures than UK firms. UK firms are getting left behind and when/if the market picks up they will need to think hard about trying to bridge the gap or risk losing talent to credible US firms who are now establishing their brands in London and other key financial centres outside of the states. I do agree with the post about doctors earning less and it being unfair, however the salaries of medical professionals have never been a determining factor of private practice pay and I suspect that that will continue to remain the case!

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  • A doctor's wage has nothing to do with what an associate is paid. People choose what career they want to embark on, and if one's choice pays less well then they can live with that having researched their options before hand. Anyway, thousands of people want to be doctors and can't because they don't have the ability; there's more to the role than cash and so the comment above is just a pointless and irrelevant attack. If £100k is too much then somewhere down the line it will show.

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  • ching ching wid me

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  • Who cares how much they want to pay?
    And yohoho to the partner that wants to 'puke'.
    Presumably he's just on day release from the monastery and doesn't except anything but donations to the churchmouse cheese fund for his 4000hrs a year...

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  • "expect", obviously.

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  • @ LawyerNot2b: "good of the public"? Srsly, what planet? Public's not paying Binghams, so why populist outrage? Not dissin' your nephew, but my couz is a doc and he gets plenty more wedge than that. If youre offended at big money for socially-useless old rope, take a look at bonuses paid by financial institutions operating in system that our tax-moolah props up.

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  • Calm down, calm down

    Binghams have two trainees pa. Overpaying them represents good marketing as being the top paying firm.

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  • “Salary isn’t really an influential factor for the really good candidates, who are after the best-quality training.”
    Sure mate, keep telling yourself that.
    “It’s ridiculous,” said the partner. “Whenever a candidate mentions pay during an interview it makes me want to puke.
    Me too.

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