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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.
Trainee retention rate Since 2000 it has remained at 78 per cent.
Assistant attrition rate 3.7 per cent.
Salary range £25,500-£49,000.
Bonuses Offered, beginning at £1,000.
Training Both internal and external, with management training and project-based management development for associates.
Appraisals Annual reviews relating to training and development are based on a performance management model.
Partner progression Eleven out of 29 partners are home-grown, with 10 lateral partner hires. Youngest partner 26. Partner selection involves assessment of competency, achievement of objectives and individual contribution and commitment.
Billable hours target 1,100 for partners, 1,200 for associates and 1,232 for assistants.
Flexible and part-time working Offered.
Holiday entitlement Twenty to thirty days based on length of service.
Benefits Profit-related pay, life assurance, permanent health insurance, employee assistant programme, free residential legal work. Everyone is eligible for a pension scheme that allows employees to determine their own contributions.