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Debate over minimum wage for trainees in the UK

Mar 27, 2012 Debate rages over whether to abolish the national minimum salary for trainee solicitors in the UK. The Solicitors Regulation Authority is currently consulting on the issue, and has published a warning on its website,…

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Criminal law barristers under pressure in the UK

Apr 21, 2011 Interesting article here from the Guardian, which takes a look at compensation for criminal barristers. The article points out that only a tiny proportion of criminal law barristers are earning top salaries, and that…

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Foreign lawyers get new UK practice rules

Jun 30, 2008 The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to bring in revised guidance for foreign lawyers looking to practise in England and Wales. All transferees will have at least one year's experience of English law before…

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Solicitors shunning legal aid work as pay rates fall

Jan 7, 2008 Some of the most experienced solicitors are deserting legal aid work amid a shake-up of the scheme which will see their pay rates drop further. The exodus is particularly acute among expert lawyers who represent children…

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Solicitors get permission to wear wigs

Dec 22, 2007 The Government has decided solicitors and other advocates, in addition to barristers, will have the option to wear wigs where they would be worn by members of the bar. The new practice direction follows a consultation on…

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