Norton Rose Fulbright unveils spring retention rate of 83%

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By Thomas Connelly on

Twenty trainees have accepted full-time associate roles at the global giant

Norton Rose Fulbright has unveiled a solid spring retention rate of 83%.

From a March qualifying cohort of 24, the global giant — which has over 50 offices across five continents — made 20 offers, with all accepting. According to Norton Rose Fulbright, the spring newbies, who will pocket a starting salary of £72,000, are made up of “10 boys and 10 girls.”

A quick glance of Legal Cheek’s Most List reveals that the firm offers around 50 training contracts annually and chalked up a 96% retention rate (22 out of 23 trainees) this time last year.

Norton Rose Fulbright performed well in Legal Cheek’s 2016 Trainee & Junior Lawyer Survey. Racking up A*s for its secondment opportunities and office, the firm also bagged a host of As for training, quality of work, peer support and partner approachability.

Last month the firm revealed that a transatlantic tie-up with New York-headquartered Chadbourne & Parke had been given the green light. The two outfits are due to “combine in the second quarter of 2017.”

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