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Burges Salmon records 97% trainee retention score

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29 out of 30

Burges Salmon’s Bristol office

Burges Salmon has recorded an autumn 2020 trainee retention score of 97%.

The UK law firm has retained 29 out of 30 final-seat trainees, all on permanent deals.

The new recruits — of which two thirds are female and one third male — will be spread across a number of the firm’s key practice areas, including banking; construction and engineering; pensions; employment; corporate; and dispute resolution.

Burges Salmon’s managing partner Roger Bull said: “It is with great pleasure we announce another year of high trainee retention rates; at Burges Salmon, we are committed to being an exceptional place to work and to recruiting, retaining and motivating the highest calibre of people.”

He continued:

“We consider our trainee programme to be market leading and it is great to see this reflected in the continued exceptional retention rates. Many congratulations to our qualifying solicitors of 2020.”

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In the most recent three rounds the firm posted results of 100%, 96% and 100%.

Earlier this week Legal Cheek reported that Linklaters had retained 46 of its 53 autumn qualifiers, with one on a fixed-term deal. This handed the magic circle player a score of 87%, or 85%, depending on how you read the numbers.

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