Baker & McKenzie keeps bulk of spring qualifiers

Baker & McKenzie has kept on 15 out of its 16 trainee qualifiers this spring, a retention rate of 94 per cent.

The trainee who left has returned to practice law in her home country. Meanwhile, one of the 15 who have stayed on in newly-qualified (NQ) positions is on a fixed term contract, as no job was available in his preferred area of practice.

The 15 NQs have joined the corporate, IP, disputes, employment, competition, IT/commercial and corporate tax teams.

Training principal Arron Slocombe said: “We are delighted to have been able to make offers to such a high percentage of trainees. Attracting the best talent and investing in our trainees and associates is a key priority for Baker & McKenzie.”

Baker & McKenzie retention 2016