Hogan Lovells has kept 27 of its 29 trainees qualifying this spring, the equivalent of 93 per cent.
The firm made 28 offers to its March qualifiers, with 27 accepting. One of the positions is a fixed-term contract, with a view to it becoming permanent.
Out the trainees who stayed on as NQs, ten have qualified into the corporate group, with litigation taking eight. The finance team has been boosted with five NQs, while two apiece have joined the firm’s intellectual property and competition groups.
All the new qualifiers were based in Hogan Lovells’ London office, although two are set to work in Hong Kong and Singapore on qualification.
The spring 2016 results are Hogan Lovells’ best in years. In recent times, the firm’s retention has hovered around the 76 per cent mark.
Earlier this week Herbert Smith Freehills announced it is keeping on 94 per cent of its qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Weil Gotshal & Manges has announced that it will keep on all three of its spring qualifiers, in the corporate, private funds and litigation teams.