Herbies keeps on 93 per cent in spring retention round

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has retained 93 per cent of its spring 2015 qualifying trainees, with 39 of 42 trainees accepting roles with the firm.

HSF made offers to 39 of the 41 trainees who applied for newly-qualified (NQ) roles, and had a 100 per cent acceptance rate.

Of the 39 newly-qualified lawyers, 35 will work in London while the Belfast, Dubai, Singapore and Tokyo offices will take one NQ apiece.

In London, 15 trainees will qualify into corporate, 11 will work in dispute resolution, five will work in finance and three in real estate. The other NQ will work in the competition department.

It is the latest in a run of good retention rates for Herbies, although this is its best result for at least five years, thanks in part to smaller intake sizes. Last spring it kept on 38 of its 42-strong cohort, which translated to a 90 per cent retention rate.

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