Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed a retention rate of 71 per cent, keeping 17 of its 24 autumn 2015 qualifying trainees.
Of the 24, 23 went through the qualification process. Six then left the firm while 17 joined a variety of practices. All of the 17 are on permanent contracts.
Most of the newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers will be based in the London office with two joining the Abu Dhabi real estate department and another working with the real estate team in Berlin.
In London, seven will work in real estate, three will join litigation and another three will be corporate lawyers. The remaining London NQ will head to the tax team.
BLP training partner Anthony Lennox said: “We’ve offered this year’s trainee intake contracts across a range of our practice areas which is pleasing. It is also great that three of our trainees have accepted contracts in Berlin and Abu Dhabi which reaffirms our commitment to offering exciting opportunities across our international offices.”
BLP’s retention has historically been quite volatile, varying between 60 per cent and just over 90 per cent over the last five years.