Those undertaking qualifying work experience should be paid the same as trainee solicitors, says the Law Society
The Law Society has recommended providers of training contracts and qualifying work experience (QWE) should pay aspiring solicitors £22,794 in London and £20,217 in the regions, ahead of the 1 September launch of the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).
Society president, I. Stephanie Boyce, said the introduction of the SQE would be the profession’s “biggest change in 30 years”.
The Law Society has recommended those undertaking QWE be paid the same as those completing a training contract.
Boyce said: “As both schemes will run in parallel in the coming years, due to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) transitional arrangements, this update will ensure parity across both rout...