The impressive 100% retention score can perhaps be attributed to Macfarlanes’ ‘first-rate M&A and amazing private client departments’, ‘thorough, involved and invested training’, as well as a ‘culture of mutual respect’, as reported in this year’s Lex 100 trainee solicitor survey.
Meanwhile, the firm has not forgotten its future trainees and has upped its GDL and LPC maintenance grants from £7,000 to £10,000.
Seán Lavin, partner and head of graduate recruitment at Macfarlanes, said:
“We are really pleased once again to have achieved 100% retention of our trainees for the March qualification round. This is consistent with our aim to offer long-term careers to as many of our trainees as possible. We regard our trainees as the future talent of the firm and retaining them on qualifying is an important objective for us.”
See Macfarlanes’ full Lex 100 profile here.