The pay war for junior talent may have reached unprecedented levels, but the most junior lawyers still only earn a small fraction of what the top earners get at the U.K.’s Top 50 law firms, in-depth research has found.

On average, the highest remunerated individual takes home more than 17 times what newly-qualified lawyers earn, according to pay data and International analysis of U.K. Top 50 law firm limited liability partnership accounts on Companies House.