Trainee retention rate
76 per cent.
Assistant attrition rate
12-8 per cent.
Ad hoc performance-related bonuses and a Christmas bonus, awarded annually and determined by the divisional head or management board. The value ranges from £500-£12,000.
Ongoing in-house training programme for both black-letter law and personal improvement skills, as well as department-specific training.
Thorough appraisal process, including regular meetings with line managers.
Sixteen per cent of partners are home-grown. Currently there are eight lateral partners. Youngest partner 30. Partner selection involves psychometric testing, verbal reasoning and lateral thinking.
Billable hours target
140 hours per month.
Flexible and part-time working
No flexible working hours policy. Part-time working offered subject to business needs.
Twenty-five to twenty-eight days.
Life assurance, private medical and permanent health insurance, company car/car allowance, Christmas bonus and weighting allowance. Pensions contributions are 4 per cent for all levels of staff.