Trainees at Nabarro and Olswang certainly seem set on the prospect of a three way merger with CMS Cameron McKenna, with 100% and 88% respectively from the two firms accepting offers as newly qualified (NQ) solicitors. Continue reading “Nabarro posts perfect score as Camerons drags three-way trainee retention rate down to 84%”
Linklaters last Magic Circle firm to post spring trainee retention rates as Osborne Clarke keeps 100%
Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright and Osborne Clarke have all posted their spring trainee retention rates, with Osborne Clarke keeping 100% of its qualifiers for the second spring in a row. Continue reading “Linklaters last Magic Circle firm to post spring trainee retention rates as Osborne Clarke keeps 100%”
Freshfields and A&O latest in the Magic Circle to post spring trainee retention rates, keeping on 84% and 82% respectively
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy (A&O) have both kept on 31 members of their spring trainee intake, with retention rates of 84% and 82% respectively. Continue reading “Freshfields and A&O latest in the Magic Circle to post spring trainee retention rates, keeping on 84% and 82% respectively”
Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has posted a spring trainee retention rate of 77%, compared to a rate of 94% this time last year when the firm recorded its third straight score of more than 90%. Continue reading “Trainee retention: HSF and Hogan Lovells post rates as Macfarlanes joins top of the class at 100%”
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed the weakest trainee retention rates for spring so far, with the firm holding on to just 55% of its trainee cohort. Only 11 out of 20 trainees are to join BLP as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers, after 70% were kept on in spring 2016, 61% in 2015 and 89% in 2014. Continue reading “Trainee retention: BLP keeps on 55% as Clifford Chance’s rate also slips”
Slaughter and May is the last of the Magic Circle to post its autumn trainee retention figures, with a rate of 89%, making it the third best of the Magic Circle elite.
Clifford Chance (CC) is to cut down its UK trainee intake for 2018 by 20%, reducing numbers from around 100 trainees each year to 80.
Trainee retention: Pinsent Masons posts ‘disappointing’ 50% rate as Norton Rose, Ashurst release figures
In the latest run of trainee retention rate releases, Pinsent Masons has recorded a ‘disappointing’ rate of 50% of its spring qualifiers, with just five of its 10-strong cohort accepting offers within the firm. Elsewhere, Norton Rose Fulbirght has kept on 96% of its 23-strong cohort as Ashurst retained 79%.
The rough and tumble of trainee retention season offers contrasting images to future lawyers as Eversheds keeps on all eight trainees while Simmons & Simmons becomes the latest firm accused of tampering with its figures.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, the last Magic Circle firm to post its trainee retention rate this spring, posted a reduced figure, keeping on 82% of trainees this spring. The firm offered 33 of 38, or 87% of its trainees places.