Berwin Leighton Paisner posts autumn retention figures

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) will retain 83 per cent of its qualifying trainees this autumn.

The firm offered positions to 16 of its 18 final-seat trainees, and 15 accepted. They will qualify across all five of BLP’s main practice groups. The firm did not disclose if any of the NQ roles were on a fixed-term basis.

BLP trainee principal Anthony Lennox said: “We are very pleased to once again be able to retain such a high percentage of our trainees. They are the future of the firm and we are committed to their development and career progression.”

Over the 11 rounds of retention since autumn 2009, BLP has kept on a total of 177 out of 214 qualifiers – 82 per cent.

Its best recent results came in came in 2011, when it kept on 95 per cent of its qualifiers in both spring and autumn. Its worst result came in spring 2013, when it only managed to retain 63 per cent.

BLP retention autumn 2014

BLP’s recent retention rates

Autumn 2014 15 of 18 (83 per cent)

Spring 2014: 16 of 18 (89 per cent)

Autumn 2013: 18 of 21 (86 per cent)

Spring 2013: 14 of 22 (64 per cent)

Autumn 2012: 16 of 20 (80 per cent)

Spring 2012: 15 of 17 (88 per cent) 

Autumn 2011: 19 of 20 (95 per cent)

Spring 2011: 19 of 20 (95 per cent)

Autumn 2010: 18 of 20 (90 per cent)

Spring 2010: 12 of 16 (75 per cent)

Autumn 2009: 15 of 22 (68 per cent)