CMS boosts salaries for Bristol and Scotland trainees

CMS has increased its salaries for trainees in Bristol and Scotland.

First seat trainees in the firm’s Bristol office will now take home £37,000, up from £32,000, while second-years will get £39,000 – up from £34,000.

Newly-qualified lawyers in the city get a boost from £47,800 to £49,000. The firm first took on Bristol trainees in 2009.

North of the border, first-year CMS trainees in Scotland get a raise from £22,500 to £24,000, though the salary for second years stays at £26,000. Newly-qualifieds will be paid £39,000, up from £38,000.

At the firm’s other offices, trainee and NQ salaries have not gone up.

London trainees start on £40,000, rising to £45,000 in the second year and £67,500 on qualification.

Manchester’s begin on £27,000, rising to £29,000 and then £40,000.

And in Sheffield, trainees start on £26,000, rising to £29,000 and then £40,000 when they reach qualification.