Midlands firms Browne Jacobson and Martineau reveal retention

Browne Jacobson has announced that it will offer newly-qualified (NQ) positions to all seven of its second-year trainees, while SGH Martineau will be retaining 80 per cent of its intake.

Nottingham-founded Browne Jacobson’s announcement means that it has recorded 100 per cent retention for two years running, as it kept on eight out of eight trainees in 2012. The seven qualifying trainees of 2013 will take up NQ positions across the firm’s Birmingham and Nottingham offices, within the firm’s health, commercial and property departments.

The news follows a busy eighteen months for Browne Jacobson, during which time it has opened new offices in Exeter and Manchester and recorded a highest-ever turnover of £45m, up from £41.3m in 2011/12.

HR Director Eileen Henry said: “We were delighted that we could create so many new positions across the firm that all our September qualifying trainees were able to achieve the roles they wanted; that all seven will be pursuing the next stage of their career with us is great news for the firm.”

Meanwhile, Birmingham-headquartered SGH Martineau has offered NQ positions to eight of its ten qualifiers. Of the trainees who will remain with the firm, one has been offered an NQ role within the London restructuring and insolvency department. The other seven will be based in Birmingham, with two joining the employment team and the remainder going to real estate, private capital, intellectual property and technology, property disputes, and energy, commerce and projects.