The gulf between LPC completers and training contracts widening

Monday 22 March 2010 at 10:06 pm | In News | Post Comment
Solicitors Regulation Authority
The Law Society has launched a campaign to warn students to think twice about embarking on a career in law. The campaign targets university and secondary school ­students and contains information about the cost of legal training as well as the shrinking number of training contracts on offer.

It is not uncommon for a graduate to apply for 50 jobs, but not been able to secure a training contract.

The campaign from the Law Society warns students that you can’t just swan into a legal job by getting a 2:1 degree and finishing the LPC.

For almost a decade the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has been engaged in endless reviews to overhaul the route for qualifying as a solicitor. At one stage it even mooted the possibility of doing away with the training contract altogether.

The LPC can total more than £12,000.  The minimum salary since 2009,  for trainee solicitors working in Central London is £18,590 pa, for trainees working elsewhere in England and Wales, it is £16,650 pa.

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