Ashurst reveals autumn retention figure of 86%

Ashurst has revealed its autumn retention for 2015, with 18 of 21 staying on as newly-qualified (NQ) solicitors.

That translates to an 86 per cent retention rate. Twenty trainees put themselves forward for roles.

Four trainees joined the firm’s corporate transactions team, three apiece went to the corporate projects, real estate and banking groups, two joined dispute resolution, while the final three took up roles in regulatory; securities and derivatives; and employment, incentives and pensions.

Graduate recruitment partner Hammad Akhtar said: “We are pleased to have offered roles yet again to the vast majority of our trainees. They are a talented group of individuals and they will all make a very valuable contribution to the practices into which they are qualifying.”

The result is a slight decline on the firm’s spring result of 91 per cent but an improvement on last autumn’s retention figure of 80 per cent.

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