Spring scores of 57% and 100%
Simmons confirmed it will retain four of its seven final seat trainees — or 57%. All are on permanent deals.
The Legal Cheek Firms Most List 2022 shows the fresh-faced foursome will see their salaries swell from £50,500 to £100,000 upon qualification.
Simmons recruits around 24 trainees each year split across two intakes.
Today’s result is a marked drop on the firm’s autumn 2021 performance, which saw it keep 16 of its 20 trainees — or 80%.
Meanwhile, Shoosmiths has chalked up a perfect spring score of 100%, with all seven soon-to-be associates committing their futures to the firm.
The new recruits qualify into departments including medical negligence, construction, real estate, planning, banking, corporate and commercial.
The firm — which recently launched its first international office in Brussels — pays NQs £75,000 in London and £50,000 in the regions. It recruits around 30 trainees each year.
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