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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Assistant attrition rate Solicitors 10.07 per cent, associates 5.06 per cent.
Salaries NQ – £30,000; 6PQE – £43,000-£47,000.
Training Regular in-house training and external courses, extensive personal improvement skills courses.
Appraisals Appraisal, supervision and feedback by a designated partner. A formal 360° appraisal system is about to be piloted.
Partner progression Thirty-three per cent of partners are home-grown, with currently seven lateral hires. Youngest partner 27.
Billable hours target 1,400 for solicitors and 1,100 for partners.
Flexible and part-time working No formal flexible working hours, but part-time working is offered.
Holiday entitlement Twenty-five days holiday for all.
Benefits Life assurance, car insurance, group Bupa and permanent health insurance, travel season ticket loans. The pension scheme is a 5 per cent matched contribution upon commencement of employment. For partners this is increased to 7 per cent.