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Graduate jobs news: Law posts outside London 'pay more in relative terms'

Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Law

Those looking for graduate jobs in law might find positions in London pay more, but the rising cost of living in the capital might mean they are better off living elsewhere, according to new research.

A study by the Sellick Partnership found that London partners earn from £70,000 a year, compared to the national average of £64,250.

However, when the figure is adjusted to take into account the cost of living, Liverpool-based lawyers earn around 50 per cent more than those in the capital.

Those living in Birmingham are 43 per cent better off and those in Newcastle 21 per cent.

Hannah Kewley, legal director at Sellick Partnership, said: "Everybody knows that money goes further outside London, but it's a revelation to see exactly how much further."

This could mean that graduate jobs outside the capital are a good idea, she added.

Yesterday, Angela Baron, advisor at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, suggested graduates learn another language in order to boost their job prospects.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18708227-ADNFCR

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