Taylor Wessing has announced a 91 per cent retention rate for autumn 2018.

The firm offered 21 newly-qualified (NQ) jobs to the 23 trainees in the cohort, with all accepting. One is on a fixed-term contract.

The private client and real estate teams will take three trainees apiece. Two more will go to commercial technology, two to corporate technology, two to disputes, two to IP/media, two to patents, two to private capital/corporate finance and two to private equity. The final trainee will join the banking and finance team.

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Meanwhile, Bristol firm Burges Salmon has recorded a 96 per cent trainee retention rate. Out of 27 final-seat trainee, 26 have accepted newly-qualified positions at the firm this September.

Six go to the projects team, four to construction and engineering and three to dispute resolution. Two each join corporate, real estate, banking and commercial, while the final five will take up NQ roles in the planning, private client (international tax), pensions, competition and employment teams.

Burges Salmon managing partner Roger Bull said: “One of our strategic objectives at Burges Salmon is to be an exceptional place to work for our people, in an environment that seeks to maximise their potential. We are focused on attracting, retaining and motivating bright and talented people – it is with great pleasure therefore to announce another year of very high trainee retention rates.  Many congratulations to each one of them.”