HR survey: Morton Fraser

HR head
Elspeth Dalgliesh.

Trainee retention rate
Since 2000 it has remained at 78 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
3.7 per cent.

Salary range

Offered, beginning at £1,000.

Both internal and external, with management training and project-based management development for associates.

Annual reviews relating to training and development are based on a performance management model.

Partner progression
Eleven out of 29 partners are home-grown, with 10 lateral partner hires. Youngest partner 26. Partner selection involves assessment of competency, achievement of objectives and individual contribution and commitment.

Billable hours target
1,100 for partners, 1,200 for associates and 1,232 for assistants.

Flexible and part-time working

Holiday entitlement
Twenty to thirty days based on length of service.

Profit-related pay, life assurance, permanent health insurance, employee assistant programme, free residential legal work. Everyone is eligible for a pension scheme that allows employees to determine their own contributions.