Training woes

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Susan Singleton clearly does not ‘get’ how hard it is these days to qualify and how much competition there is.

I agree that persistence does usually pay off. However, with tuition fees now at £9,000 a year for a law degree, not to mention the Legal Practice Course on top of that, to get into that much debt and come out of it all with no guarantee of a training contract is extremely worrying for anyone entering the law.

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Times are certainly different from the 1920s, but access to the profession is becoming increasingly restricted. The removal of the minimum wage for trainees will not help and I believe it will simply be used as a way of saving money for firms rather than increasing the number and availability of training contracts.

Tom Bradley, Simpsons, Cheadle Hulme

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