Global firm keeps 19 out of 20 qualifying trainees
The London office of Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has retained 19 of its 20 trainees due to qualify this month or 95%. The global player, which takes on around 45 rookie solicitors each year, made 19 offers, all of which were accepted.
The Legal Cheek Firms Most List shows that NRF’s spring qualifying cohort will start on a salary of £77,000, putting them on a cash par with their counterparts at Baker McKenzie and DLA Piper. Trainees currently earn £45,000 in year one and £49,000 in year two.
The 59-office-firm, which recently launched a new innovation-focused two-year graduate scheme, scored well in our latest Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey, securing A*s for its training and plush Thames-side office space. It also notched up A ratings for quality of work, peer support, partner approachability and social life.
Digging through our retention records, NRF posted an equally impressive 90% result last autumn, with 28 out of 31 rookies staying put. Prior to this, it secured scores of 75% (18 out of 24 (two on fixed-term deals)), 62% (16 out of 26) and 83% (20 out of 24).