Law Society bumps up trainees’ minimum pay

The Law Society has hiked minimum salaries for trainee solicitors to take account of rising living and study costs across the country

From 1 August, trainees living outside London will be paid at least £13,000, up from £12,000, while their counterparts in the capital will see their minimum wage rise from £13,600 to £14,600. The Law Society Council’s training committee set its recommended salary levels at £15,600 for inner London trainees and £14,000 for the rest of England and Wales, up from £14,600 and £13,000 respectively. The Council has also agreed to review minimum salaries on an annual basis.