Travers Smith will keep on 17 of its 19 qualifiers this autumn, a retention rate of 89.5 per cent.
Five of the 17 will take up newly-qualified (NQ) roles in the dispute resolution team. Two will join the funds team and another two will go to corporate M&A. The final eight have secured roles in commercial; derivatives; employment; finance; financial services; private equity; pensions; and real estate.
All 17 are on permanent, rather than fixed-term, contracts.
Travers is the fourth firm to reveal its trainee retention figures for the autumn, after Sidley Austin, Mills & Reeve and CMS.
|Autumn 2020 retention so far||Trainees retained||Fixed term contract||Trainees left||Total number of qualifiers||Percentage retained|
|Mills & Reeve||15||1||2||18||88.9|