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Mayer Brown posts 82% trainee solicitor retention rate

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Nine out of 11 rookies secure full time positions

The London office of international law firm Mayer Brown has chalked up an autumn retention score of 82%.

Of the 11 trainees due to qualify this September, nine will be staying on as newly qualified (NQ) associates. Mayer Brown confirmed it received ten applications and made nine offers. None are on fixed-term contracts.

The firm’s finance and litigation teams will receive three rookies apiece, two will join corporate, and one will start lawyer life in employment.

Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows that Mayer Brown’s new recruits will start NQ life on a salary of £78,000, while trainees receive £44,000 in year one, rising to £49,000 in year two.

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Commenting on the autumn result, Stuart Pickford, training principal at Mayer Brown, said:

“It gives us huge pleasure to once again retain the majority of our autumn qualifiers. We are incredibly proud of our strong record for attracting and training talented people for a career in law, which reflects our ongoing commitment to excellence across our practice. Many congratulations to all our September qualifiers; I wish them the very best for the future.”

In the past four retention rounds, the firm has posted results of 100% (4 out of 4), 80% (8 out of 10), 100% (4 out of 4) and 73% (8 out of 11).

As for its performance in our latest Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey, Mayer Brown scored A*s for training and peer support, as well as As for quality of work, partner approachability and perks. It offers around 15 training contracts each year.

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Anonymous

‘Mayer Brown confirmed it received ten applications and made nine offers. None are on fixed-term contracts.’

Now THIS is a useful and transparent way of displaying retention data.

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Anonymous

Yes, although they’ve clearly had to refer to fixed-term contracts because for a while they relied on them to mask even poorer retention figures than what they actually disclosed.

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Anonymous

Mayer Brown is a totally chilled firm to work at. The NQ wedge is weak, but as long as you’re not in the Finance Department (where they’ll shred your balls off), it’s perfectly decent all round

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Anonymous

I often

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Anonymous

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The Honorable Byron W. Brown was reelected to a fourth four-year term as Mayor of New York’s second largest city in November of 2017, extending his stay as the 62nd Mayor of Buffalo.
Mayor Brown has championed Buffalo’s remarkable revival and the significant progress the city has experienced under his leadership, which has resulted in nearly $6.5 billion in new economic development activity which is expected to create over 12,000 new jobs. His continued vision is of a thriving, healthy and innovative Buffalo – a city that embraces inclusiveness, equity and opportunity for all. He is a founding member of the “Racial Equity Roundtable”.
After taking office in 2006, Mayor Brown put in place a bold set of strategic plans that have resulted in high-profile economic development projects and job growth in Buffalo. His goal was and still is to make Buffalo a place “where no one is left out, and no one is left behind.”
He has led a series of strategic investments throughout the City to stimulate new employment opportunities. A key example is the $100+ million Northland Beltline Redevelopment project, which is transforming an idle industrial site into a state-of-the-art workforce training center, combined with new business operations. The project will also enhance the neighborhoods streetscape, creating an attractive, walkable, bikeable corridor with inviting greenspace.
His administration also spearheaded the creation of the Beverly A. Gray Business Exchange Center, on East Utica Street, infusing $2.3 million in City funds into the former library, to create a one-stop center to assist Minority- and Women-owned businesses.
Another example is the City-led remediation and sale of the land along South Park Avenue, where the $900 million Solar City/Tesla Project at Riverbend facility has been constructed. Tesla has partnered with Panasonic to operate the solar panel plant, creating employment opportunities for up to 3,000 people.
Mayor Brown also guided the sale of a city-owned parking lot for the purposes of development which has since been transformed into the Buffalo Sabres organization’s popular $200 million HarborCenter.
Mayor Brown’s career in public service is marked with many historic achievements; he was elected the first African-American Mayor of Buffalo. He has won dozens of awards for his public service, including national recognition for his role in Say Yes Buffalo and breaking new ground in community policing.

Mayor Brown is one of the 13 members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Works Task Force. He also serves on the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council. He was named one of 2015’s most influential people in Western New York by Buffalo Business First. Mayor Brown is a Silver Life Member of the NAACP.

Mayor Brown’s entire family is dedicated to public service, and he is extremely proud to serve the citizens of the City of Buffalo. 

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Anonymous

I’m off for a cig and a tommy tank in the disabled loos

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Anonymous

Good, I’ve been waiting in there for 20 minutes. You are late.

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Anonymous

£78k a year!!!!

That is over THREE TIMES the median UK wage!!

Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn will tax this salary at 85% to pay for teachers and NHS nurses!!!

We need socialism, now!!!!

VOTE LABOUR, FOR THE MANY, NOT THE FEW!!!

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Kirkland NQ

Phat wedge lmao

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Anonymous

Seems like a nice place to work (if you get the TC… 11 TCs per intake means hella competition).

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Anonymous

They have two annual intakes, don’t they?

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Anonymous

No, 12.

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Sally from Accounts

I am going to Germany next week and look forward to eating lots of big sausages. I’m also looking forward to the food.

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Anonymous

Sally, nobody cares about your dirty hotel. Get back to work.

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Kirkland NQ

Nice! £78k is solid for a trainee wage – but what’s the NQ money like? Retention rate is also solid – I use a similar metric for my model girlfriends but am always around the 100% mark.

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Anonymous

Yawn you beta, gtfo

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Anonymous

Yawn how’s your hours though?

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Kirkland NQ

As I’ve mentioned previously my hours are actually amazing, even for a US firm. There’s such an emphasis on improving hours for junior associates that in recent months I’ve averaged c.400 billable per month. If I didn’t need to find time at the weekends to entertain the models in the townhouse or take the Lambo for a spin my hours would be better still.

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cravath NQ TOP

400 hours a month, totes manageable brah. want some powder ????

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Anonymous

Are there any city firms that tend to recruit more from direct TCs rather then vac schemes?

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Anonymous

Anyone know of US city firms that “claim” they don’t offer TCs but offer TCs? Would be good to know the more obscure firms

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Anonymous

Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill

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Anonymous

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo do. Just shy of 100 bags on NQ and the best exit opportunities you’ll find in the City.

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Anonymous

Mintz Lewin, muddaf*cking toppppp

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Anonyman

Where did the remaining 18% go? Chasing the elite US dream or just floating around the market and soon to be unemployed…

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Anonymous

Didn’t know Mintz even offer TCs…doesn’t say on their website so how do you apply?

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Anonymous

Email the office head direct and ask how to apply for one of their top top TCs. That’s what I did.

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Linda the Photoshop Expert

Cute. I would sail through that firm.

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Anonymous

Can you spell Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért or not? Cos I see you’ve given up on “extraordinaire”.

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