Recognised training contract—trainee solicitor

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  • Recognised training contract—trainee solicitor
  • 1 Purpose of the contract
  • 2 Commencement and duration
  • 3 Training principal
  • 4 Recognised training
  • 5 SRA requirements
  • 6 Your obligations
  • 7 Salary
  • 8 Hours of work
  • 9 Place of work and mobility
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Recognised training contract—trainee solicitor

Recognised Training Contract dated [insert date]


  1. 1

    [Insert name of firm] [of [insert address] OR an LLP incorporated in [England and Wales] under number [insert registered number] whose registered office is at [insert address]] (the 'Firm'); and

  1. 2

    [Insert name of trainee solicitor] of [insert address] (‘you’).

    1. 1

      Purpose of the contract

      1. 1.1

        The purpose of this contract is to set out the principal duties and responsibilities of the Firm and of you in accordance with the SRA Standards and Regulations (the ‘Standards and Regulations’)[ and the guidance for law firms published by the SRA]. This contract also contains the particulars required for a written statement under section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

      1. 1.2

        In the event of any conflict between this contract and any additional terms of employment, the terms of this contract take precedence.

      1. 1.3

        The Firm is an authorised training provider for the purpose of the Standards and Regulations.

      1. 1.4

        The Firm is authorised and regulated by the SRA and has agreed to provide recognised training for you in accordance with the Standards and Regulations on the terms set out in this contract.

      1. 1.5

        You will be employed as a trainee solicitor, subject to and in accordance with the terms of this agreement.

      1. 1.6

        You agree to be trained by the Firm.

    1. 2

      Commencement and duration

      1. 2.1

        [[Option 1: no previous PERIOD of employment

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