Anglo-German giant Freshfields has posted an autumn retention score of 93%, confirming 38 of its 41 soon-to-be associates were staying put post-qualification.
Craig Montgomery, trainee development partner at the firm, said:
“We are very pleased to be keeping on a high proportion of our August 2019 qualifying intake, reflecting the firm’s continued commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining top talent.”
On matters of money, Legal Cheek’s Firms Most List shows the firm’s latest recruits will start on a recently improved salary of £100,000. Trainees receive £45,000 in their first year, rising to £51,000 in year two.
Clifford Chance confirmed last month it had retained 41 of its 47 qualifying trainees or 87%, while Slaughter and May revealed an impressive 93% result (37 out of 40). Linklaters posted a score of 91% (49 out of 54). Allen & Overy is the only member of the magic yet to reveal its autumn score.