HR survey: Nabarro Nathanson

HR head
Celia Staples.

Trainee retention rate
90 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
10 per cent.

Salary range

Offered as an annual award under a merit scheme, determined under various categories such as client care and knowledge-sharing. All staff are eligible. Valued at up to 5 per cent of salary.

Full programme available for both black letter law and personal development.

Used as a principal development tool. 360° feedback achieved through post-transaction reviews.

Partner progression
Forty per cent of current partners were trained at the firm. Youngest partner 29. Partners are selected through an assessment centre, a team project and a structured review.

Billable hours target
1,200 for partners and 1,500 for assistants.

Flexible and part-time working

Holiday entitlement
Twenty-five days for all staff, with an additional day at Christmas.

In line with standard City package. Pensions contributions are available to all staff after three months. Firm contribution ranges from 5-18 per cent of salary.