Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy have become the latest firms to announce they will be paying one-off bonuses to their New York associates.

Both firms have met market rates, with associates at Freshfields to be given from $10,000 (�4,900) to $50,000 (�24,400) depending on seniority, in addition to the firm’s scheduled bonus of between $35,000 (�17,000) and $65,000 (�31,700). The special bonus will be paid at the end of this month, with a year-end bonus being paid on December 31.