Carter Murray Releases 2008/09 Salary Survey for Marketing/BD Professionals in UK Law Firms

Carter Murray, the award-winning specialist marketing recruitment consultancy, launches its 2008/09 salary survey for marketing/bd professionals within the UK legal sector.

London, United Kingdom, December 12, 2008 --( This year’s survey provides Carter Murray’s most detailed breakdown yet of salaries within this key marketplace - from director through to assistant level and covers both broad roles and the increasing number of specialist positions now available. All salaries are compared across global, London and national firms.

The survey includes factors affecting the recruitment and employment of legal bd/marketing teams. It reveals the roles that firms commonly find difficult to fill, as well as statistics on the sectors from where people are most commonly recruited.

There is a detailed breakdown of the benefits packages that law firms offer, which compares those that are now provided competitively by most firms against a handful of new, more creative benefits that have started to come through.

For the first time, Carter Murray looks at factors surrounding director-level appointments - roles that are considered significant in establishing a successful BD/marketing culture and that bring strong commercial acumen, especially during these critical economical times.

This survey provides interesting commentary on the current market and recruitment trends as the sector moves into global recession. Despite a very challenging economy, it’s encouraging to note that to date, with only a few exceptions, bd/marketing teams are surviving these cost-cutting times. Rebecca Ellis, Group Manager of Carter Murray, says, “Uncertainty still remains and firms have cut back on recruiting all but the most vital roles. But the increase in specialist positions, especially those most directly involved in winning new business, does mean that the market is still active and it is possible for people to continue their career development.”

To request a free copy of Carter Murray’s 2008/09 salary survey, visit or for further information contact Rebecca Ellis on 020 7415 2840 or


Notes to the editor:

Carter Murray provides objective career advice to both clients and candidates in the professional and financial services sectors.

With a particular emphasis on law firms, Carter Murray assignments typically involve recruiting for a range of roles from Marketing Executives through to Global Heads of Marketing and Business Development.

Carter Murray is a member of The SR Group, a fully integrated partnership of specialist recruitment consultancies including: Brewer Morris – tax; Frazer Jones – human resources; Parker Wells – secretarial/administration; and Taylor Root – legal; with offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne.

For further information on Carter Murray or The SR Group please contact Rebecca Ellis or Katherine Bromwich:
T: 020 7415 2840
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+44 (0)20 7415 2840
Carter Murray is an award-winning specialist marketing recruitment consultancy, providing objective career advice to both clients and candidates in the professional and financial services sectors.