Trainees must be paid properly under SQE
Providers of training contracts and QWE should pay aspiring solicitors £20,217 outside London and £22,794 in the capital, the Law Society warned ahead of the SQE launch.
In February 2020 the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) invited feedback on its latest consultation relating to its Criminal Legal Aid Review (CLAR). The JLD has responded to the consultation – An accelerated package of measures amending the criminal legal aid fee schemes.
The JLD requests that the MoJ increase the rate of remuneration having regards to criminal legal aid, and index link it to inflation. If the MOJ does nothing, it will de facto default on its obligation to provide a criminal defence service and access to justice for the public.