Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and Trowers & Hamlins are the latest firms to publish their trainee retention rates, with HSF recording its third straight score over 90%.
Slaughter and May and Nabarro improved their trainee retention figures this month with the latter firm retaining 89%, while the Magic Circle firm posted a 95% retention rate.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has announced plans to introduce a new unified exam for assessing trainee solicitors.
In a move designed to open up different routes into the legal profession, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has today published the assessment plans and standards for legal apprenticeships, including solicitors.
Rounding out the Magic Circle retention rates, Allen & Overy has announced an 86% retention rate for the trainee intake qualifying in September 2015 while Linklaters is keeping on 84%.
After having seen several clients turn to other legal practice course providers, Kaplan Law School has announced that it is set to close at the end of 2016.
Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has announced an 81% retention rate for its March 2015 qualifying intake, down on the 92% the firm posted for the spring 2014 cohort but an improvement on autumn’s numbers.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have become the latest firms to announce how many of their spring 2015 qualifiers they are set to retain, with BLP seeing its rate slip from 89% in 2014 to 70% this year.
Slaughter and May has become the third Magic Circle firm to announce the retention level of its spring 2015 qualifying group, with 37 of the 42-strong intake set to remain at the firm.
Jonathan Ball of Norton Rose Fulbright initially worked as a scientist before becoming a lawyer, and is now an Intellectual Property and Technology disputes partner. Here, Jonathan discusses his career and the nature of his work and offers some helpful tips for students and professionals from other careers who are interested in a career in …