Norton Rose Fulbright has kept on 20 out of 24 qualifying trainees this spring, a retention rate of 83 per cent.

There were no resignations from the process, and all the trainees that were made offers accepted.

Meanwhile, Osborne Clarke has kept on all of its final-seat trainees in newly-qualified (NQ) roles.

It is the fourth time in the last ten retention rounds that the firm has retained all its qualifiers.

The firm had six qualifiers in total: three in the London office, two in Bristol and one in Thames Valley.

Two NQs will join the real estate team, two more will join corporate finance, one will take up a role in employment, with the final one going to commercial.

UK managing partner Ray Berg said: “Congratulations to our spring qualifiers, its great that all of our trainees will be staying on. We place a huge emphasis on supporting our people, especially those just starting out, because we know how important it is to have a solid platform to build their careers.”