REVEALED: Salaries and Packages of BIG and small Recruiters

Economic Times, Business Standard and such mainstream newspapers regularly shout-out the 12-15 Lakhs Per Annum pay packages that graduates from top NLUs placed at big law firms get. This has lead gullible parents and law aspirants to believe that this is reflective of the legal industry as a whole. Nothing could be further from truth. Here, we are trying to set things right.

HELP US? Fill the form here and help us get more information. We are especially looking to get information about the lesser known recruiters in small cities in towns. 

Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE). The information is correct to the best of our knowledge but we are not responsible for any error that might have crept in. In case of an error please leave a comment on this post or contact us at [email protected]

Delhi and NCR

Delhi High Court Litigation: Rs. 20,000/Month [General survey by a reader]

A & A Law Office, Delhi: Rs. 25,000/Month

Athena Law Associates, Delhi: Rs. 15,000/Month [Tax Law Firm]

Advaita Legal, Delhi: 8.5 Lakhs PA CTC

[Best friends law firm of KPMG. Upcoming law firm in taxation area]

Clasis Law, Delhi: Rs. 6 Lakhs PA

Global Jurix, Delhi : Rs. 3,50,000 PA

iPleaders: Rs. 3-5 Lacs PA

Maheshwari and Co., New Delhi: Rs. 17,500/Month [10% TDS is cut]

Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan, Delhi: Rs. 7 Lakhs PA

Lawyer’s Collective, Delhi: Rs. 27,000/Month in hand

Majumdar & Partners, Delhi: Rs. 6 Lacs PA

Manupatra, Delhi : Rs. 2,40,000 PA

OSC Legal, Delhi: Rs. 5 Lakhs PA

Pangea3, Nodia: 5 Lakhs PA CTC with Rs. 38,000/month in hand [Only for campus hires].

Singh and Associates, New Delhi: Rs. 7 Lacs PA

Star India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon: 10 Lakhs PA

SKV Associates, Delhi: Rs. 4 Lakhs PA

Tanikella Rastogi Associates, Delhi: Rs. 3 Lakhs PA

Trilegal, New Delhi: Rs. 94000/Month [Maximum bonus- Rs. 210000 (Annual). This is at the A0 level]

UnitedLex, Gurgaon: 3 Lakhs PA CTC for fresh graduates with Rs. 23,500 per month in hand.

Senior Associate [2 years experience]: Rs. 4 Lakhs PA CTC with Rs. 31,500 in hand.

Y.Rajagopala Rao, Advocate, Supreme Court: Rs. 25,000/Month

Mumbai

Junior under a Senior Lawyer at Bombay High Court, Nagpur Bench: Rs. 8-10,000/Month

AZB, Mumbai: Rs. 11.5 Lacs PA

BMR Advisors, Mumbai: Rs. 5.5 Lacs PA

Crawford Bayley, Mumbai: Rs. 20-25 Thousand/Month. [NLU graduates might be paid more]

M/s Federal & Rashmikant: Rs. 6 Lakhs PA

Finsec Law Advisors: Rs. 10.8 Lacs PA

Indus Law, Mumbai: Rs. 60,000/Month

JSA, Mumbai: Rs. 10.6 Lacs PA

Khaitan, Mumbai: Rs. 13.5 Lacs PA

Phoenix Legal, Mumbai: Rs. 7.2 Lacs PA

SEBI, Mumbai: Rs. 10 Lacs PA

Seth Dua Associates, Mumbai: Rs. 10. 8 Lacs PA

Talwar Thakore and Associates: Rs. 10.5 Lacs PA

Tuli and Co., Mumbai: Rs. 45,000/Month

Wadia Ghandy, Mumbai: Rs. 6 Lacs PA

Bangalore

Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore: Rs. 6 Lakhs PA

AMSS, Bangalore: Rs. 13 Lakhs PA

Clutch Group: Rs. 3.5 Lacs PA

Crest Law Partners, Bangalore: Rs. 6 Lacs PA

Khaitan and Company, Bangalore: Rs. 10.8 Lacs PA

Hyderabad

Inde Legal Services, Hyderabad : 3.9 Lacs PA

Quislex, Hyderabad :  3 Lacs PA

Kolkata

Attornatus : Rs. 1,80,000 PA

DP Ahuja & Co: Rs. 20,000/Month

Offshore Research Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata : Rs. 15,000/Month

R. Ginodia & Co., Kolkata :  3 Lacs PA

S. Jalan & Co.,  Kolkata : Rs. 3 Lacs PA

Organisations with unconfirmed locations

Berger Paints India Ltd.: 3 Lacs PA

Chennai

TS Gopalan & Co: Rs. 8-10,000/Month

Advocate Sivanandraj: Rs. 12,000/Month

Sathish Parasaran: Rs. 10,000/Month

P Wilson (former solicitor): Rs. 8,000/Month

SR Rajagopalan and Ragunathan: Rs. 10,000/Month

Senior Advocate Parthasarathy: Rs. 8-10,000/Month

SarvaBhauman Associates: Rs. 15,000/Month

Advocate Vel Murugan: Rs. 8-10,000/Month

Other places

SriRam General Insurance, Jaipur : Rs. 2,40,000 PA

HDFC, Raipur : Rs. 5.2 Lac PA

Law and Legislative Affairs Department, Government of Chhattisgarh : Rs. 6 Lacs PA

Economic Law Practice, Ahmedabad :  Rs. 6.5 Lacs PA

Mindcrest India Pvt. Ltd., Pune : 3.9 Lakhs PA

Selvam and Selvam, Chennai: Rs. 3 Lakhs PA.

[Hires only candidates who have interned with the firm. Review after 6 months and retainer fee increases from 35-75% depending on performance and leadership skills]

Tata Steel, Jamshedpur: 8.14 Lakhs PA (CTC?); Rs. 51,000/Month

Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh & Shroff, Chennai: Rs. 4.2-4.8 Lakhs PA

HELP US? Fill the form here and help us get more information. We are especially looking to get information about the lesser known recruiters in small cities in towns. 

Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE). The information is correct to the best of our knowledge but we are not responsible for any error that might have crept in. In case of an error please leave a comment on this post or contact us at [email protected]

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  1. E S Jagadeeshwar says:

    Dear Tanuj ji,

    Your efforts are laudable. I think you concentrated more on Delhi, Metros and State Capitals. How much money is being paid by well experienced Senior Advocates practicing at Trial Courts is not known. For more clarity you may give information relating to the salaries being paid to 0- 5 years, 6-10 years, 10-15 years, 15-20 years and 20 years above Advocates. The tabular form will be Name of the Firm ( including the contact person’s name, mobile number or email), Law Branch, Experience of the Advocate required, Place, Remuneration being paid per month, per annum.

    By such analytical information even the interested Trial Court Advocates will also respond. Please make more efforts to bridge the gap between the reality and hype created in the minds of law students and their parents.

  2. Mindcrest Pune( a LPO ) how much do they pay to freshers

  3. Akanksha says:

    The Salary figure of SKV Associates and Singh & Associates are wrong and highly enhanced. Please, correct them.

  4. Ashvani kumar Paul says:

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I am giving exam of final semester Professional Law degree from punjab university chandigarh.
    My salary expectation is above 12 lakhs + a healthy work environment.
    My date of birth is 19-09-1976.
    Having corporate experience of 15 years including Customer service.

    Name- Ashvani kumar Paul
    mob. – 08146044557

    Regards

  5. What is the salary for fresher in advaita legal?

  6. saideswara Rao Miriyala says:

    I am Saideswara Rao Advocate Khammam in Telanagana State . I am practicing since 2007 in various courts and i want to join in your firm.

  7. Hi
    I m law graduate in 2015 from CLC faculty of law Delhi university , I m looking for job …..
    Presently I m working with gautam & associate in tees hzaari court north Delhi …….
    Jyoti

  8. hello sir
    i want to know the salary package of sr.associate of advaita legal in mumbai.
    plz give rply.
    regards
    Alok Pandey
    Advocate allahabad highcourt

  9. Nayna Somnath Marthe says:

    Hi I m law student of LL.B(Honrs) second yr and I have also done BCA in first division. Actually I m looking for speech competition in Hindi and English in Mumbai. Before that I have given many speeches about law in MP. I want to know that where will be the best opportunity for me in Mumbai. As you can reach me on 09699217124.

  10. Atul Pundir says:

    Hi,
    I am young energetic law graduate from HPU and practicing in Distt Court . Just looking for packages … Places no hassle…. Work hours no hassle…. Litigation or drafting or field work or liaisoning no issues ….. Just work atmosphere… And awesome paymaster….. Please advise … Atul Pundir 9459584494.
    Regards

  11. Gaurab Das says:

    Sir/Madam,
    I am student of law from Assam University, Silchar. My final year results are declared but i still have two more papers yet to clear. But I am eager to work for Law firm. I am very hard working that i can assure you. Please kindly infor me if their is any job for me.
    Thank you.

  12. Anusha Kaushik says:

    Hello admin,
    Just curious are these salary packages for the students mostly passing out of good national law schools? Because landing a job at the top law firms would require to be mostly from such premier institutes I suppose.
    Iam in my last sem of the three years llb programme in amity university,noida. It would be helpful if you could kindly also tell me if I would start as a fresher in not a top notch corporate firm but something decent how much should I expect as a fresher ?

    • administrator says:

      A lot of these places do accept top graduates from other colleges as well (hint: internships).

      Also, you might want to buy my book on Law as a Career- Tanuj

  13. Dust on shelves. says:

    No updates. The same old names, the same old figures.
    Please get it fresh!

  14. I am Freasher Junior Advocate I am Need job junior Fresher Advocate I am Live Ahemdabad pls requir to Junior advocate send me Messge….

    • priyanka banrjee says:

      hello dear Nilam,
      Please don’t mind but first of all you need to improve your English language.
      While you are in Legal profession, you must comply yourself fluently in English. Generally, drafting works like plaint, pleading and conveyancing etc. are done in English. And I can see in your wtite that your English is not proper.

      Do take care
      Regards
      Priyanka

      • @ Priyanka Would have had a greater impact if your own English was very good. Seems you need some coaching too.

  15. Laveena Bhardwaj says:

    Hello. I am from Jaipur. I wish to work in a Chennai based law firm? Do firms in Chennai hire freshers from North? If yes, then please mention their names.

  16. is there any firm in which i dont work at all and they pay me 20 lakhs per month?
    kindly revert.

  17. ANONYMUS says:

    Advaita Legal’s salary has been wrongly quoted. the fresher’s salary is 7.5 lacs CTC

  18. Interested says:

    Hey Admin,

    Are you planning to update this table? If yes, could you please try and find out the salary paid at Rajani, Singhania and Partners Delhi Office?

    I would love to know more about RSG Top 40 firms as well.

    • Anonymous says:

      Even I would like to know the package of Singhania and Partner ,Mumbai..It would be extremely kind to let us know.

  19. Does JSA (Gurgaon, Mumbai) recruit people in day zero who havent interned there?

  20. Shrutihassania says:

    Hi,

    Could anyone please tell the salary of young lawyers working at Majlis, Bombay a women’s rights advocacy group? Also, if lawctopus could find out salaries of NGOs, it would help people interested in socially relevant practice of law to make an informed choice.

  21. This is a good indication. For sure, salaries are dependent on person’s capabilities for learning and growth. Most importantly, attitude towards work ethics. It would be hard to say that this is infact the salary that a fresher would get.

    This is very good effort to dispel some of the notions that main stream media builds / hypes/ indicates.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Hi Admin, can you please clarify if the ‘Seth Dua Associates’ you are talking about is in Mumbai or Delhi? I believe that Seth Dua only has one office in Delhi (refer http://www.sethdua.com/location.aspx) unless the one you are referring to is some other Seth Dua Associates. Thanks a bunch.

  23. Hi Tanuj!!

    Please provide the address of ”ADVAITA LEGAL” [Delhi office]. I couldn’t find the address or telephone number. Please provide the Phone number of the firm, if possible.

  24. Admin, if possible please expand the list of firms from ‘kolkata’ regarding salary packages.

  25. Trendspotter says:

    Interesting that AMSS pays just 4.8 for Chennai but 13 for Bangalore. Could someone re-confirm?

  26. The figures for AZB Bombay is wrong. It is 16 lakhs PA.

  27. Is Lawctopus suggesting that the above information is reliable? You started this on the basis that ET and others “mislead” parents about salaries. I can strongly rubbish most of the above figures. Its time that you take your words back or face a defamation suit!

    • administrator says:

      As we said, please email us in case you find any incorrect information.

      Threats won’t work on us.

      • That is sheer arrogance, Lawctopus. You first allege that your figures are accurate and give no reasons why you are alleging such accuracy. And you do so by also sharply alleging that mainstream newspapers do not provide a true picture. From what I understand, yours is an online form which anyone can fill. It is not something that can go unchallenged. Are you saying that the accuracy of the information lies at the mercy of the reader who may or may not send you an “email”? Why do you think a parent should prefer your rant over ET/BS? If you cannot answer that then perhaps there is no answer. There is no point in you correcting yourself after having received “emails” from readers. Instead, you should cross-check all information that you put here before it goes live. Its not a threat, its asking for transparency and responsibility – and as a reader of Lawctopus I have every right to these two basic ideas.

        • administrator says:

          Hi Rajesh, we do not state that the figures are 100% accurate. Salary figures are dynamic and liable to ‘change’; a CTC will be different from a take home salary; salaries given to graduates from some law schools might be different from those given to others; etc. We’ll try to incorporate such things on this page. However, it might always not be the case.

          Mainstream newspapers have built a ‘hype’ over the BIGLAW salaries; we are trying to present a truer, more accurate picture of the salaries in the legal industry in India.

          However, these salary figures are definitely 90-95% accurate. Not only do we have this form, we are also in touch with the placement committees in various law schools. As we get more data points, these figures will become more accurate.

          The accuracy of the information does not lie at the ‘mercy’ of the ‘reader’ but at the ‘wisdom’ of the ‘crowd’. Think Wikipedia. Think Glassdoor.

          We’ve made our best efforts over the last 4 years in being ‘transparent’ and ‘responsible’ and rest assured, will continue to push ourselves towards these goals.

          • So essentially, there is no difference between what ET/BS say and Lawctopus, according to your own admission. It’s honest of you to start by saying that you are not providing 100% accuracy. Your readers, who mostly rely on your expert advice, in this case guardians and law aspirants, would appreciate if such a word of caution formed part of the main report that you are building.

            I am really sorry but I must point out that if the salary structure is so flexible as you allege it to be, what is it that you are trying to highlight here? And don’t you think you must also put a word of caution to that extent informing your readers that what you are presenting may not be a “true” and “accurate” picture of the salary structure as same is liable to change any time soon?

            You are new to this business of fact-based reporting (if at all) and I give you the benefit of doubt. But with popularity comes responsibility. You must own up to your mistakes and improve them instead of grandstanding. I am willing to have a private conversation with the Editor on this as this may get embarrassing/tedious for both of us.

          • administrator says:

            No, there’s a difference. ET/BS shout out only the BIGLAW salaries, thereby misleading both parents and law aspirants. We are trying to present a truer picture here.

            The word of caution, has been placed both at the beginning and at the end of the post. It says, and I repeat: Errors and Omissions Excepted (E&OE). The information is correct to the best of our knowledge but we are not responsible for any error that might have crept in. In case of an error please leave a comment on this post or contact us at [email protected]

            We understand that we are a popular platform and will exercise the resultant duty of care.

            The salary structure is no ‘so’ flexible. A firm with a CTC of 6 lakhs PA (Rs. 50,000/month) might give Rs. 40,000/month in hand. The figures won’t vary ‘so’ much.

            And yes, we’ll be updating this page frequently, rest assured.

            In the business of ‘fact based reporting’, we are 4 years, 4 months old to be precise. It seems you are new to the world of internet and to you too, we give the benefit of doubt 🙂 (Kidding! It’s a joke, lest you say ‘arrooogaaaant!’)

            For a private conversation, please call Tanuj Kalia at 9711850703.

  28. Clarification says:

    Can you specify if the above salaries are for the Lit dept or Corp. Unlikely that Indus would pay 60 for Lit.

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