Latham posts 95% trainee retention while Kirkland retains 56%

August 11, 2017 Latham & Watkins and Kirkland & Ellis have revealed their autumn trainee retention rates, as Magic Circle firms begin to report their retention numbers.

Latham will retain 95% of its London-based trainees, with 21 of 22 trainees staying on with the firm. They will join various departments, including corporate, litigation and finance.

Meanwhile, Kirkland & Ellis has retained 56% of this year’s trainees, compared to last year’s autumn round, when the firm kept on 100 per cent of trainees.

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