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.
The rundown of this week’s top news stories.
Under the Equality Act 2010, companies with more than 250 employees were required to publish data on their gender pay gap. The first reports became due in April 2018.
Places are still available for Simmons & Simmons’ Bristol Open Day on Wednesday 7 October. The Open Day is split into a morning (11am – 1pm) and afternoon (2pm – 4pm) session, each with a maximum of 12 candidates. Attendees will meet with the firm’s partners and associates and learn more about the work of Simmons & Simmons. Advice on how to complete strong application firms will also be offered.
The rough and tumble of trainee retention season offers contrasting images to future lawyers as Eversheds keeps on all eight trainees while Simmons & Simmons becomes the latest firm accused of tampering with its figures.
Below is a fully interactive table, which shows the pay for those firms who have an extended profile with The Lex 100. If you'd like to compare firm's survey results go to our brand new Law Firm Comparison table or click through to our Firms section for a more detailed analysis of each firm.
Asset managers are firms of skilled financial professionals who invest capital on behalf of a wide variety of market participants, including pension funds, endowments, family offices and certain private individuals. They use sophisticated investment techniques and invest in a wide variety of asset classes. The asset management sector performs a crucial economic function by pooling capital so that it can be allocated efficiently, while also offering investors access to financial expertise and investment opportunities that might not otherwise be available to them.
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