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JLD demands later date for trainee minimum wage consultation

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  • Why would this make any difference? People are aware of the issues in the market at the moment hence the reason for doing a long consultation. What difference will the conclusion of the LETR make?

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  • Why is it even being consulted! Its a ridiculous idea - what person is going to work stupid hours for minimum wage!

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  • @James - I would. as would many of my acquantances who view legal practice as a calling to serve the public.

    I support the idea of a mimumun trainee salary in principle as it means firms will be on an equal starting position when they offer TC's and hopefully a reduction means more non-commercial firms will be able to budget for more places on a greater frequency. However, I do hoep it does not resort to minimum wage as it would be quite insulting to go through four years of University only to end up on the same money as secondary school colleagues who bummed out without even a GCSE to their name. However, as I said above, I would not begrudge the matter too heavily as at least I would know that I was on the path to my career - and the fact that there are no solicitors I have met yet who have not had a salary jump as soon as their TC was finished means that for those who have money worries it would not mean four years of law school to be stuck in the same wage bracket as a burger-flipper or shelf-stacker for too long.

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