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Cheapskate Law Firm? A Witty (but deadly accurate) Job Application by a Receptionist

We recently received the following job application from an online job board: "Dear Jonathan,   You have received a reply to your ad: "Law Firm Receptionist" posted in Reception & Switchboard Jobs in [a greater London area].   From: Anna To offer £16,000 p/a you must be either very greedy or not performing well as a company. I believe that London's living wage is £9.40 p/h. In fact- cleaners earn more in these days. If I accepted your salary - I would have to choose between either paying my London rent -or buying food. And because I would not be afford to use a public transport to get to work ,- to your office I would fly on a magic carpet. By the way- Would you survive on 16k in London?"      Hello Anna – many thanks for your application, which we agree with completely!! I have written the following response and posted your application and my response onto the Legal Recruitment Blog (your email address has been removed). We know of a number of solic

Hourly rates of pay updated September 2016 from Ten-Percent Legal Recruitment

Hourly Rates of Pay for Locum Solicitors and Legal Executives - September 2016 update Locum hourly rate payment varies widely according to the demand, length of assignment, level of experience and advance notice available. NB: These rates are intended as a guide only. Hourly rates can vary according to the location, duration and level of expertise. September 2016 Private Practice Law Firm Locum Rates:   * Conveyancing Locum Solicitors – 1-3 years PQE, handling residential standard sale price only – £28-30 per hour (variation for central London – £29-33 per hour). * Conveyancing Locum Solicitors & ILEX – 5-35 years PQE, handling all levels of conveyancing including managing a department – £30-£40 per hour, including central London. * Commercial Property Solicitors – 1-40 years PQE - £35-45 per hour. * Wills & Probate Solicitors and Executives – 3-35 years PQE – £35-45 per hour. * Family Solicitors – 4-40 years PQE – £25-30 per hour. Occasionally this goes up to £35 per hour f