Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has retained 90 per cent of its qualifying trainees for spring 2020.

The firm made offers to 36 of its 39 qualifiers, with 35 accepting newly qualified job offers.

Training principal Craig Montgomery said: “We are delighted that we are retaining such a high proportion of our February 2020 qualifying intake. This is a real testament to the strength of the lawyers who have qualified with us in this round and we are incredibly proud of their achievements. It also reflects our ongoing commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing top talent for the future.”

The result betters fellow magic circle firm Clifford Chance’s retention result. That firm is keeping on 34 of 40 (85 per cent) this March.

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