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SRA to consider dropping minimum wage for trainees

PUBLISHED January 11, 2012

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is to consult on whether to continue to set minimum pay rates for trainees.

Current minimum salary levels for solicitors are ?18,590 in central London and ?16,650 outside, and have been frozen for the past two years. However the SRA board decided at its meeting today to revisit the whole issue.

The wage policy, which dates back to 1982, was designed to protect trainees from being exploited and encourage a high calibre of graduates to the profession.

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