Norton Rose Fulbright has kept on 20 of its 24 final-seat trainees, this spring, an overall retention rate of 83 per cent.
The firm made offers to all of the 22 trainees who applied for newly-qualified (NQ) roles, with all but two accepting.
The result marks a recovery from the 69 per cent retention it posted last September.
Meanwhile, Midlands-headquartered Browne Jacobson has kept on three of its four spring qualifiers, two in Nottingham and one in London. The three NQs join the firm’s corporate, construction and employment departments.
|Spring 2018 retention so far||Trainees retained||Trainees left||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|Slaughter and May||35||2||37||95|
|Herbert Smith Freehills||34||3||37||92|
|Trowers & Hamlins||6||1||7||86|
|Norton Rose Fulbright||20||4||24||83|
|White & Case||13||3||16||81|
|Allen & Overy||32||8||40||80|