White & Case continue strong run with 86 per cent retention rate

White & Case has announced a retention rate of 86 per cent for its March 2013 qualifiers.

The global firm offered 13 places to a cohort of 14 trainees. Just one trainee did not accept an offer.

Philip Stopford, partner and training principal, said: ““Despite challenging market conditions, it’s essential that we continue to develop the new generation of lawyers to support the firm’s future success and we are pleased to be able to offer these opportunities.”

The firm posted an 81 per cent retention rate last September and a 94 per cent rate this time last year.

CMS Cameron McKenna has recently announced a retention rate of 68 per cent, Weil Gotshal & Manges announced a rate of 100 per cent and Ashurst revealed its retention rate fell to 70 per cent.