Pay trainees a ‘fair’ salary, Law Society urges

first_imgThe Law Society is calling on firms to pay trainees its recommended minimum following a dip in average earnings. It today announces a 2.6% increase in recommended minimum salaries, to £22,121 in London and £19,619 outside.Research by the Solicitors Regulation Authority has shown that trainee wages have fallen by an average of £560 since the regulator dropped the mandatory minimum in 2014. A quarter of trainees are paid less than the recommended rate. ‘Entry to the profession should be on merit and nobody should face unnecessary financial barriers,’ said Society president Christina Blacklaws. ‘I urge all law firms to adopt this recommendation for their trainees, which represents a fair salary, and to consider how else they can contribute to greater social mobility to the benefit of their business, society and the profession.’ The new rate applies from 1 May. Junior Lawyers Division chair Amy Clowrey said: ‘The JLD is concerned that firms are not paying their trainee solicitors a fair rate. We welcome the support of the Law Society on such an important issue.’last_img read more

“Beauty and the Beast” and “The Belko Experiment” among this week’s new releases

first_imgDisney – 2017(LOS ANGELES) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:* Beauty and the Beast — This musical, starring Harry Potter alum Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens as the Beast, is a live-action remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. The film also stars Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline. Rated PG. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.* The Belko Experiment — The Newsroom‘s John Gallagher Jr., Scandal‘s Tony Goldwyn and Emerald City‘s Adria Arjona star in this thriller about 80 Americans locked in their high-rise office in Bogotá, Colombia who are forced into a deadly game of kill-or-be-killed as part of a twisted experiment. Rated R.Opening in limited release on Friday:T2: Trainspotting — The sequel to the 1996’s Trainspotting finds Ewan McGregor’s Mark Renton reuniting with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie after 20 years abroad. Rated R.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more