Partners back move to merit-based pay
Leading law firms are set to move substantially towards a merit-driven pay model for assistants according to research that shows more than 90% of partners forecasting such a shift. The latest Legal Week Big Question survey found an overwhelming 96% of responding partners in favour of some form of move away from the associate lockstep system towards a merit or competency-based salary model.
The majority of partners believe that lockstep is no longer the right pay model for associates, as support grows for merit or compentency-based systems. Claire Ruckin reports
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