If you are applying for training contracts you should keep an eye on law firm trainee retention rates as they are published. After all, the ultimate goal of completing a training contract is to become a newly qualified (NQ) lawyer so a firm's retention rate may play a role in your decision where to apply.
Mayer Brown, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang all advised on the £1.3bn purchase by Hong Kong investors LKK Health Products of London landmark skyscraper, 20 Fenchurch Street, or the ‘Walkie Talkie’.
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The partnerships of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and US law firm Bryan Cave are to vote on their transatlantic tie-up, with the outcome set to be unveiled at the end of February.
Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave have combined to form a new global law firm. The new firm – which will go by the name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP – will be led by Co-Chairs, Lisa Mayhew and Therese Pritchard.
Having covered more miles than a general election canvasser, Lex completes its review of the regions in the South of England (excluding London), where trainees enjoy a healthy work-life balance and top-notch career prospects. Report by Kate Durcan.
***23/02/15 Update: BLP figure actually 61% - see Legal Business article here***Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe have become the latest firms to announce how many of their spring 2015 qualifiers they are set to retain, with BLP seeing its rate slip from 89% in 2014 to 70% this year.
For Berwin Leighton Paisner’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here
Berwin Leighton Paisner receives acclaim for its real estate prowess, with top-ranking departments in commercial property, construction, planning and property litigation. Trainees have enjoyed ‘exposure to a high quality of work’, with one respondent deeming it to be ‘Magic Circle-quality work, but in a much smaller environment’. The firm has 12 offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
A host of top firms have recently announced that, in addition to their London offering, they will begin to provide training contracts in other locations across the UK.
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed its trainee retention rates for spring 2017, with the firm holding on to 55% of its trainee cohort. 11 out of 20 trainees are to join BLP as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers.
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