Nabarro

The Legal Cheek View

Nabarro is in a sweet spot at the moment, with revenues up again this year after a stonking 2015 which saw profit per equity partner (PEP) soar 21%. Turnover now stands at £130.4 million and PEP is at £586,000. Such healthy numbers reflect to a large extent the rebound of the commercial property sector over the last few years; conversely Nabarro was hit hard by the corresponding downturn in this sector in the wake of the financial crisis.

The revitalised firm recently moved into a spanking new headquarters at 125 London Wall in the City – leaving behind its old Holborn base – while boosting its offices in Manchester, Singapore and Dubai with new hires. Accordingly, the mood its pretty good right now, with Nabarro placing well in the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey for quality of training, work and culture.

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Key Info

Training contracts 20
Latest trainee retention rate 89%
Offices 6
Countries 4
Minimum A-level requirement AAB
Minimum degree requirement 2:1

Insider Scorecard

Training
A
Quality of work
A
Peer support
A
Partner approach-ability
A
Work/life balance
B
Perks
B
Office
A
Canteen
A
Social life
A
Chances of secondment abroad
C

Grades derived from the Legal Cheek Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey of over 1,500 trainees and junior associates at the leading UK law firms.

Hours

Average arrival time 8:57am
Average leave time 7:08pm
Annual target hours No targets
Annual leave 26 days

Money

First year trainee salary £38,000
Second year trainee salary £42,000
Newly qualified salary £62,000
Profit per equity partner £586,000
GDL grant £7,000
LPC grant £6,000

The above figures are for London. First year trainees in Sheffield earn £26,000, while second years receive £29,000. The Sheffield NQ rate is £40,000.

Diversity

UK female associates 55%
UK female partners 21%
UK BME associates Undisclosed
UK BME partners Undisclosed