HR survey: Trowers & Hamlins

HR head
Malcolm Lewis.

Trainee retention rate
90 per cent.

Assistant attrition rate
8 per cent.

Salary range
NQ – £43,000-£63,000 (4PQE)

Bonuses come in two tranches: a discretionary Christmas bonus is usually 3 per cent of salary and there is a performance-related bonus awarded in July, valued at up to 6 per cent of salary.

“Full and wide-ranging programme.”

Annual appraisals are Investors in People-accredited.

Partner progression
Seventy per cent of partners are home-grown, and there are currently five lateral partners at the firm. Youngest partner 30.

Billable hours target
1,400 hours for assistants and partners.

Flexible and part-time working

Holiday entitlement
Twenty-five days.

Pension, private health insurance, private health scheme and death in service cover. Pension is available to all employees and ranges from 3 per cent to 10 per cent, depending on age and length of service.