Trainee Minimum Salary

Following the abolition of the minimum salary for trainee solicitors in August 2014, the Junior Lawyers Division have successfully championed the Law Society to consider reintroducing a recommended salary.

The Law Society is proposing a recommended minimum salary of £19,821 for trainee solicitors in London and £17,455 for trainee solicitors outside of London. The Junior Lawyers Division are recommending that a minimum salary based on a 35 hour week at the Living Wage (£9.15 per hour in London; £7.85 per hour outside of London) be implemented, with appropriate adjustments for an average yearly LPC repayment of £3,168.

Young Legal Aid Lawyers have submitted their views on the impact of the abolition of the minimum salary on trainee solicitors in legal aid, available below.