Norton Rose Fulbright posts 83% retention

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
Macfarlanes 6 0 6 100
Mayer Brown 4 0 4 100
Slaughter and May 35 2 37 95
Clifford Chance 44 4 48 92
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
Browne Jacobson 3 1 4 75