An uncertain future for trainee solicitors: it’s all about the money, money, money – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 31st, 2012 in diversity, minimum wage, news, remuneration, trainee solicitors by tracey

“On 17 May 2012 the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced their decision to abolish the current minimum wage for trainee solicitors (the current minimum salary for trainee solicitors is £18,590 in Central London and £16,650 outside of London). From 1 August 2014 law firms will be able to pay trainee solicitors the national minimum hourly rate of £6.08. These changes to remuneration will cause additional barriers to access a career in law and will subsequently have a negative impact on the legal profession with a less diverse and equal workforce.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th May 2012