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.
White & Case has published a 100% retention rate for the trainee group set to qualify in February, with all 13 accepting positions at the firm.Commenting on the announcement, partner and trainee solicitor programme head Justin Benson says: “The calibre of trainees which our trainee programme attracts is outstanding and I’m pleased that all 13 graduates have chosen to continue to develop their careers at White & Case. We continue to see growing demand for English law expertise in cross-border transactions and aim to provide our trainees with the skills and experience they need to become successful lawyers.”
White & Case has announced 37 partner promotions across their international offices, with one of this cohort having joined the firm as a trainee in London. Matthew Wood is among those who will transition to the White & Case partnership effective 1st January 2015. He spent eight years in the firm’s London office before moving to the UAE in 2010 to further develop his project finance practice.
White & Case has announced that it will keep on 100% of its September 2015 qualifying intake. Of the group of 14 trainees, all have accepted NQ positions at the firm and will join practice groups including corporate M&A, private equity, disputes and energy, infrastructure and banking.
The application deadline for a training contract with White & Case is the 31st July. This international firm is a global heavyweight with offices in 39 locations across Europe, Asia, Latin America, the US, Africa and the Middle East. This creates great international opportunities for trainees alongside its offering of a guaranteed overseas seat.
Mayer Brown has posted a 100% retention rate for its March qualifiers, with all four set to be retained in newly-qualified (NQ) roles at the firm. They will qualify into the corporate & securities, construction & engineering and antitrust & competition practice groups.
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