Legal aid lawyers were struggling even before the cuts – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2010 in budgets, legal aid, legal profession, news, remuneration by sally

“These are dark days for junior legal aid lawyers. Even before the cuts to the legal aid budget were announced last month, they were struggling to get by on salaries that are among the lowest in the public sector (£16,650 for trainee solicitors and £10,000 for trainee barristers, rising to little more than £25,000 after several years in the job). Now they’re bracing themselves for their practices to be decimated as many of their clients lose eligibility for state funding.”

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2010