Freshfields has retained 83 per cent of its qualifying trainees this autumn.
The magic circle agency will carry on 34 of its 41 final-seat trainees, having provided newly-qualified (NQ) positions to 37 of them.
Trainee growth accomplice Farah Ispahani mentioned: “This sturdy retention price for September 2018 is consistent with our medium-term common, which we anticipate to take care of and which demonstrates consistency in growing and retaining nice expertise.”
The consequence marks a return to kind for Freshfields, which current years has constantly recorded retention of between 80 and 90 per cent, however noticed solely 66 per cent of trainees keep on final autumn, then 74 per cent this spring.
The consequence additionally places it above fellow magic circle companies Clifford Probability and Allen & Overy on this yr’s retention spherical. Linklaters has but to launch its figures.
|Autumn 2018 retention to this point||Trainees retained||Mounted time period contract||Trainees left||Whole variety of qualifiers||Proportion retained|
|Ropes & Grey||6||zero||zero||6||100.zero|
|Slaughter and Might||32||zero||5||37||86.5|
|Shearman & Sterling||11||zero||2||13||84.6|
|White & Case||21||zero||four||25||84.zero|
|Allen & Overy||37||zero||9||46||80.four|