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Sometimes, offense is the best form of defense. Perhaps this explains Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s move to spark a full-blown pay war in the United Kingdom when it announced in May it was increasing its salary for newly qualified lawyers to £100,000 (about $126,000).

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Paul Hodkinson

Paul Hodkinson is the Editor-In-Chief of Legal Week. Before joining the company in late 2018, he was the Deputy Editor and Comment Editor of Financial News, part of Dow Jones. He has also held roles as Acting Editor of Financial News and Editor of Private Equity News and has written for The Wall Street Journal as well as numerous private equity publications in the U.S. It is his second stint at Legal Week, after he worked at the publication between 2002 and 2008. He heads up the publication’s U.K. content as well as much of Law.com’s international coverage.

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