Addleshaw Goddard hits 84 per cent NQ retention

Addleshaw Goddard has announced that 27 out of the 32 trainees qualifying in September 2012, will remain with the firm – a retention rate of 84 per cent.

Earlier this year the firm also confirmed six out of eight trainees qualifying in March accepted positions with the firm, giving a retention rate of 75 per cent.

The 2012 qualifiers will be split across Addleshaw Goddard’s offices in Leeds, London and Manchester, across each of the firm’s five divisions.

Gundip Judge, Resourcing Manager at Addleshaw Goddard, said: “Our NQ retention remains strong again this year, and this is testimony to the firm commitment to attract, retain and develop great people. We believe our culture, client base and quality work flow makes the firm a natural choice for talented individuals.

“A more diverse business is a stronger business and over the last three years, we have adapted our recruitment process to widen the talent pool, increasing the number of universities we recruit from and launching our Legal Access Scheme in partnership with BBP to improve access and diversity within the legal profession.”

The news follows Simmons & Simmons revealing a 89 per cent NQ retention rate for September 2012 (10 September 2012).