Trainee Solicitors' salaries slipping further behind
35% of all Trainee Solicitors are being paid below Law Society recommended levels according to our research. 12 months ago 31% were being paid under the threshold.
London trainees fare best with only 25% being paid below the recommended £20,913 salary. On average, 37% of trainees in the regions fall short on salary, trainees in the North of England are worst off with 1 in 2 being paid below the £18,547 recommended by Chancery Lane.
We also discovered that although Trainee Solicitors are in general contracted to a 37.5 hour working week, average actual working weeks were more like 40 and 13% of all trainees are working over 48 hours a week.
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