Trainee retention rate
100 per cent.
Assistant attrition rate
13 per cent.
Nottingham: NQ – £32,000, senior associate – £60,000;
Birmingham: NQ – £33,000;
The general bonus system has been discontinued. Now bonuses are only available to partners, determined through formal appraisals, targets, specific reviews and awarded annually. The value range is between £5,000 and £30,000.
More than 200 courses available. The firm’s management courses have been accredited by the Law Society and 1 per cent of the budget goes into training.
Committed to the process, but not 360°.
Formal process in August. Group heads put forward potential candidates, who undertake written papers, psychometric tests and full panel interviews.
Billable hours target
1,350 (partners 1,200).
Flexible and part-time working
Twenty-five days, can be bought or sold.
Medical health insurance, permanent health insurance, employee assistance programmes, car parking, life cover. Pensions contributions start at 1 per cent of salary matched by 4 per cent at age 25 years onwards.