In the Media

Does the legal profession need to have minimum trainee rates?

PUBLISHED January 18, 2012

To paraphrase the author John O?Farrell, those in charge of society have always shown imagination in thinking of reasons why relatively poor people should work harder for less. So there is neat symmetry in the SRA?s decision to flag the likely abolition of the minimum trainee salary in the same month that a 22-year-old graduate launched a legal challenge over being obliged to do forced labour or lose benefits.

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