SRA abolishes minimum salary for trainees

May 22, 2012 The UK legal services regulator the Solicitors Regulation Authority has done away with minimum salaries for trainees in England and Wales. Firms will henceforth be able to pay their trainees the minimum wage of £6.08 an hour. In a 35-hour week that comes to £11,065 a year, down from the £16,650 per annum minimum previously mandated by the SRA.

The SRA said that the move was intended to allow smaller firms to take on more trainees, in response to the large numbers of law school graduates unable to find training places.

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