U.K. member of parliament and former Attorney General Sir Geoffrey Cox was paid over £1.1 million during the last financial year by the law firm Withers.
In eleven payments made between 15 April 2021 and 14 March 2022, Cox was paid £703,311.05 for 633 hours of work, filings on Cox’s MP registered interests page state.
In 2020, Cox was appointed as a consultant global counsel at Withers, for which he receives an annual salary of £400,000 plus VAT, in return for an expected commitment of up to 41 hours a month.
Cox originally became Attorney General in 2018 under former U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, leaving the post in 2020 at the request of the current PM Boris Johnson.
He remains a Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, a position he has held since 2005.
Several current and former MPs have taken roles at law firms in recent years.
Also in 2020, Squire Patton Boggs appointed Conservative MP Jake Berry as a senior advisor in its public policy team. while former Conservative MP Baroness Nicky Morgan joined Travers Smith as a consultant to its technology group and Macfarlanes hired former Lord Chancellor David Gauke as its head of public policy.
Withers was contacted for comment.