Hogan Lovells keeps 19 out of 20 NQs

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Two on fixed-term deals

Global law firm Hogan Lovells has confirmed its spring trainee retention score.

Of the 20 trainees due to qualify next month, 17 were made permanent offers and a further two received fixed-term deals. All were accepted. This hands HL a score of 95% or 85% depending on your reading of the numbers.

Those remaining with the firm can expect to earn a salary of £107,500, the Legal Cheek Firms Most List shows. First-year trainees at the firm receive £50k rising to £55k in their second year.

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The firm’s corporate team takes five while seven newbies qualify into the litigation, arbitration and employment practice group. Global regulatory and finance gain four and two NQs respectively, while the final trainee joins the firm’s IP, media and technology group.

The firm takes on around 50 trainees each year and picked up A*s for quality of work and eco-friendliness in our latest Trainee and Junior Lawyer Survey.

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Best firm overall when considering pay, culture, work/life balance and practice areas?


Latham or CC/FF, depending on practice area imo

US Senior Associate

CC aren’t top for any of that LOL


On the basis that they seem to email me at all times of the day and night (and weekend) it definitely isn’t CC.


Decent rate? Any update of the merger rumours?


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Surely they will be paid US rates post merger with Shearman! At the mo even my legal secretary is paid more than a Hogan NQ.


Who let you out of your cage inmate?


Why’s Travers having so many issues atm

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