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City firms use short-term NQ contracts to inflate retention rates
Bumping 6-month PQE solicitors to accommodate qualifying trainees is akin to a council laying a new road, then ripping it up and doing the work again within 6 months simply to justify their allocated budget for the year. It's simply nonsensical from an economic perspective. If law firms were that concerned about flexibility, then they would move to change the blind system of recruiting trainees 2 years in advance.
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