Freshfields, CC and Linklaters lead City for best maternity packages
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Clifford Chance (CC) have emerged as the top UK law firms with the most generous maternity packages, according to Legal Week research into the benefits on offer at the UK’s 15 largest firms by revenue. Data provided by the firms about the packages offered to fee earners below partner level and support staff shows Freshfields has the best package, with the firm giving all staff employed for at least 18 months the equivalent of 29 weeks on full pay. This breaks down as 26 weeks full pay, followed by six weeks at 50%, with an additional seven weeks on statutory maternity pay (SMP) and 13 weeks unpaid.
Research finds widely varying maternity polices at UK law firms
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