Nabarro retention continues upward trend with 100 per cent score

Nabarro has revealed it will retain all of its eight qualifying trainees this spring.

The firm announced a 100 per cent retention rate today, stating that all eight trainees would continue working for it in a newly-qualified (NQ) capacity.

All of the eight will work in Nabarro’s London office and one trainee will qualify into each of the following teams: construction, corporate, EU/competition, funds, real estate, indirect real estate, pensions and planning.  

Graduate recruitment partner James Snape said: “We always try to retain as many of our trainees as possible and so we are delighted at being able to retain 100 per cent this January, on top of our rate last September.”

Nabarro originally reported that its September 2013 retention was 78 per cent, with 15 of 18 trainees staying in an NQ capacity. However, two late placements meant that other trainees were offered positions within the construction and litigation teams, making the actual retention rate 94 per cent.

To date, only two other firms have released their spring 2014 retention results. Allen & Overy will keep 84 per cent of its 49 qualifiers, while Osborne Clarke is keeping six of six.

Nabarro’s recent retention rates

Spring 2014: 8 of 8 (100 per cent)

Autumn 2013: 17 of 18 (94 per cent)

Spring 2013: 7 of 9 (78 per cent)

Autumn 2012: 9 of 13 (69 per cent)