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Nabarro is celebrating a successful second set of intakes this year, with a 93 per cent retention rate for its trainees who are qualifying in September.
This is a dramatic improvement on last Septembers retention rate of 80 per cent.
Thirteen out of the 14 newly qualifieds (NQs) were offered places in their first-choice departments. Four NQs have joined the real estate team, five have gone into banking and finance, three have joined litigation and one has taken up a role in projects.
Nabarro managing partner Nicky Paradise said: Last year, we had many NQs wanting to join the employment team. We simply couldnt accommodate the number of people selecting this team. This can be a problem for many firms when certain teams are very popular.
Nabarro operates a slightly different seat system to most firms, opting for four-month seats rather than the traditional six.
Paradise said: We think a four-month seat is more suitable because it allows people to get a good understanding and gain experience in various teams without having to spend too much time in each department. This way candidates can see the what the firm does in a healthy time frame.
In other developments for Nabarro, the firms associates have teamed up with the HR department to form a liaison team, to create its new alternative career path structure.
Associates will discuss the findings and proposals of the liaison team at the associate conference in November.
The aim is to provide more stepping stones and goals on the route to partnership.