Litigation Attorney Salary UK

Litigation Attorney Salary UK

Litigation attorney also known as trial lawyers specializes in dealing with lawsuits and represents either plaintiffs or defendants. The litigation process of lawsuits is lengthy and requires the attorney to be patient and detail-oriented. A litigation attorney handles all phases of litigation in a lawsuit. Litigation has two types, civil and criminal. Criminal litigators overlook the cases of federal or state prosecution, whereas civil litigators have a broad range of cases to deal with in lawsuits. A solicitor can specialize in any area of litigation including, business, real estate, or personal injury. The tasks performed by a litigation attorney are

  • Investigate the case to find out evidence in the lawsuit,
  • Presenting the case in the court (local, state, or federal government).
  • Review reports evidence and conduct research.
  • Question witnesses, victims, and others involved in the case.

Civil and criminal lawsuits can vary widely in scope, so litigation attorneys might require a team of co-attorneys and other staff members.

Average Litigation Attorney salary in the United Kingdom

The average salary of a Litigation Attorney in the United Kingdom is £57,114/yr. The average is calculated from the sample of four different hiring websites, including Payscale, Reed, Indeed, and totaljobs. This average is based on a sample of 522 jobs posting on the mentioned websites.

The salary range of a corporate attorney varies from £27,000 to £103,000 in the United Kingdom. This range is due to many factors, variables, which are discussed next.

Variables that determine the salary of Litigation Attorney in the United Kingdom

Job experience and age:

The age of a solicitor and his/her experience play an important factor in determining the salary of a litigation attorney in the United Kingdom. A Litigation attorney at different levels can earn the following salary:

Experience LevelTenureSalary (in £)
Early Career1-4 years40,000
Mid- Career5-9 years65,000


Geographical Location:

The pattern of salaries paid in the United Kingdom varies from location to location. The top three highest paying cities of the UK for Litigation attorneys are London, Manchester, and Bristol.

Skills, Qualification, and Career Development

If you are an aspirant of Litigation Attorney, the following are some helping points.

The top companies hiring for a litigation attorney in the United Kingdom are:

  • Jameson Legal
  • Addleshaw Goddard

There are certain skills (mentioned below) that would help you in gaining career progress as a Litigation Attorney:

  • Excellent litigation case management
  • Amazing client interaction and communication skills
  • Investigation and interrogation skills.
  • Patience and detail-oriented.
  • Creative problem solving
  • Information analysis and research.

The required qualification and educational background for a litigation attorney is a Juris doctorate from an ABA-accredited law school. Then he/she needs to pass the bar exam of the state in which they are willing to work.

It is recommended to be admitted to multiple state bars in order to widen the client base and increase litigation opportunities.

We anticipate that the information given above would help you in coming to a decision for your future career.

Please see below our salary guide for other legal roles that you might be interested in.


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