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.

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