FFW, Howard Kennedy post 2012 NQ retention rates

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has retained 85 per cent of its qualifying trainee solicitors for 2012.

The top 20 law firm has announced that it has offered newly qualified (NQ) positions to 17 out of 20 trainees, with all 17 accepting roles with the firm.

Elsewere, Howard Kennedy has posted a 100 per cent NQ retention rate, holding onto all four of its September 2012 qualifiers.

The firm joins Burges Salmon, Devevoise & Plimpton and Farrers at the top of the NQ retention rate table for autumn 2012 (27 July 2012).

The news comes after Pinsent Masons posted a 73 per cent retention rate, with 54 out of 74 trainees accepting positions with the firm (31 July 2012).