Berrymans joins the high retention club

Berrymans Lace Mawer has revealed that it will retain 86 per cent of its spring-qualifying trainees.

The top 50 firm will keep on six of a cohort of seven trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) positions. Five of the six NQs will be spread between the disease, healthcare, personal injury, professional indemnity and property damage departments while the remaining NQ has been sent on a client secondment.

Retention rates already released for the spring 2014 round have been strong so far, although firms with lower retention rates typically announce later in the season. Out of 347 trainees at the 15 firms which have made their retention public, 300 have been retained, an overall total of 87.4 per cent

Retention

 
  Trainees retained Total number of  qualifiers %
Nabarro 8 8 100
Olswang 8 8 100
Osborne Clarke 6 6 100
Trowers & Hamlins 6 6 100
Ashurst 23 24 96
Clifford Chance 45 48 94
Herbert Smith Freehills 38 42 90
Berwin Leighton Paisner 16 18 89
Linklaters 50 58 86
Berrymans Lace Mawer 6 7 86
Allen & Overy 41 49 84
CMS Cameron McKenna 22 28 79
Hogan Lovells 25 32 78
Wragge & Co 6 8 75
Orrick 0 1 0