News Pinsents to pioneer £5K bonus plan for trainees By The Lawyer 28 April 2008 01:02 14 December 2015 01:01 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 1 May 2008 at 14:17 Pinsents Bonus plan I think it’s time to realise that trainees should be trainees and not fee-earning fodder, 2000 chargeable hours spread over 46 weeks (after bank holiday and annual leave) equates to over 8 1/2 chargeable hours per day. This is unrealistic in many practice areas. The work life balance is clearly not something Pinsents cares particularly about. Reply Link Anonymous 7 May 2008 at 13:31 Re: Pinsents Bonus Plan I would remind the person who made the first comment that the 2,000 hours are not solely “chargeable” hours. As this article clearly explains, these hours also include training, internal research, marketing etc. A target of 8.5 hours is therefore much more attainable and certainly not a justified ground for claiming that Pinsent Masons does not care about an employee’s work/life balance. I believe Pinsents should be applauded for being inclusive and giving trainees a stake in the business, especially as it shows that recognise the integral part trainees play. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.