By contrast the City firms pay very fancy money - I am grateful to RollOnFriday.com for this table of what the Magic Circle of top law firms are paying for someone with three years' Post Qualification Experience
Mind you they really work their people hard, and long hours are the norm. Nevertheless, it's good money, isn't it?
Allen & Overy £88,600
Slaughter and May £81,500
Clifford Chance £77,000
Herbert Smith £74,000