SRA opts for £6.08 per hour for trainee solicitor minimum wage

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  • So it's 2:42am and I'm just leaving the office. I've left the office before 11pm only about 8 times in the last two years. Never mind what it is set at, I would like to GET an hourly wage! -magic circle trainee wage looks pretty ropey compared to paralegal/secretary/tesco shelf stackers, when you actually work out the "actual hours worked to wage earned." I hope I get better at spotting when someone is lying in a contract because "9:30-5:30 with occasional times when you may be asked to work later" is a shameless misrep of trainee training contract working times. And genuinely my firm is really caring and goes out of its way to not let trainers get abused (ie we are not slaughters) but nonetheless the time sheets speak for themselves.

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  • I'm about to apply for the LPC.

    All I want to ask those that have done it - is it really important if you want to become a solicitor (pretending now it isn't compulsory). In other words, could you leave Uni, and just 'learn on the job'.

    Or are skills you learn there paramount when embarking as a Trainee Solicitor?. Particularly if you are going into a very niche environment where you will not need to use employment, criminal or all those other courses.

    I don't understand why they can't somehow merge LPC stuff into a law degree (for those who choose them) and just make the Uni year slightly longer (like it is for Medics).

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