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.
Our Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) podcast series is designed to inform our members about the regulatory changes the Solicitors Regulation Authority plans to introduce concerning the new route to qualification.
Within this series, we’ll be interviewing different stakeholders to look in depth at the many issues flowing from the SQE.
Alan East is chair of the Education and Training Committee and a Law Society Council member. He is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy and assistant professor at Coventry University.
Alan is an innovator in legal education researching the use of technology such as robots and mobile remote telepresence devices. Alan started his legal career as a defence duty solicitor and senior crown prosecutor.