Freshfields has posted its best trainee retention results since 2011.
The firm has kept on 38 of its 41 final-seat qualifiers, giving it a score of 92.7 per cent.
Trainee Development Partner Craig Montgomery said: “We are very pleased to be keeping on a high proportion of our August 2019 qualifying intake, reflecting the firm’s continued commitment to recruiting, developing and retaining top talent.”
Of the magic circle, only Allen & Overy has yet to release its results.
|Autumn 2018 retention so far||Trainees retained||Trainees left||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|Slaughter and May||37||3||40||92.5|
|Trowers & Hamlins||10||2||12||83.3|
|Shearman & Sterling||13||3||16||81.3|