Baker & McKenzie keeps on 82% of spring qualifiers

Baker & McKenzie is to retain 82% of its qualifying trainees this spring.

The firm made offers to 14 of the 17 trainees due to qualify this month, and all accepted.

All 14 trainees are taking up positions in the London office. They will qualify in to the banking, corporate, real estate, dispute resolution, employment, IT, wealth management, structured capital markets and EU, competition & trade departments. None of them are on short-term contracts.

Baker & McKenzie training principal Simon Porter said: “We work hard at Baker & McKenzie to ensure we’re investing and developing our people at every level of our business. Our trainee retention rates are testament to our commitment to that as well as the strength of the pool of trainees coming through.”

The result is slightly down on the firm’s result last spring, when 15 of 17 trainees were retained.