Baker McKenzie’s spring 2018 retention is 82 per cent.

The firm made newly-qualifed job offers to 15 trainees in its 17-strong qualifying group, with 14 accepting.

The employment team will take three NQs and the corporate, tax and competition teams will each welcome two. The remaining five NQs will go to the capital markets, IT/commercial, IP, pensions and dispute resolution teams.

The one trainee who declined their offer left to join a specialist US banking firm

Baker McKenzie’s new graduate recruitment principal David Scott, who has taken over from Arron Slocombe, said: “We’re delighted with this year’s spring retention rate, and that again we’ve been able to make a high number of offers to our trainees across departments. We’re always strongly focused on attracting and retaining the very best talent, and on offering a leading and flexible work environment for our people.”

Baker McKenzie retention 2018