Here are all the firms that have published their autumn retention results so far.
Since it’s hardly fair to compare a firm with 50 qualifiers and a firm with only two, we’ve given firms with fewer than ten trainees their own table.
- So far, 44 firms have reported results, with 833 out of 1,001 trainees staying on at the firm that trained them (83 per cent).
- For comparision, in spring 2014, 24 firms reported results, with 454 out of 526 (86 per cent) retained.
- Ten firms have kept on 100 per cent of their qualifiers
- Of these, the best reported so far comes from RPC, which has kept all 15 of its trainees.
- Linklaters kept on the largest number of trainees: 53. It was the only firm to retain more than 50.
- CMS had the largest intake, with 61 on the books following its merger with Dundas & Wilson
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|Intakes with more than 10 qualifiers||Trainees retained||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|White & Case||14||14||100|
|Weil Gotshal & Manges||11||11||100|
|Clyde & Co||42||43||98|
|Slaughter and May||33||34||97|
|Latham & Watkins||16||18||89|
|Herbert Smith Freehills||41||47||87|
|Mills & Reeve||16||19||84|
|Berwin Leighton Paisner||15||18||83|
|Allen & Overy||41||50||82|
|Norton Rose Fulbright||17||22||77|
|Shearman & Sterling||9||12||75|
|KWM SJ Berwin||16||22||73|
|CMS Cameron McKenna*||41||61||65|
|Trowers & Hamlins||7||11||64|
|Intakes with fewer than 10 qualifiers||Trainees retained||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|McDermott Will & Emery||2||3||66|
|Morrison & Foerster||2||3||66|
* includes one on a six-month fixed term contract