UK firms release strong trainee retention figures
Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills and Ashurst reporting solid numbers.
Clifford Chance is keeping 45 out of 48 qualifying trainees for a retention rate of 94% - the firm’s best effort since 2010. Last year Clifford Chance kept on 54 trainees out of a group of 66. Osborne Clarke and Olswang both retained 100% of trainees, with Osborne Clarke keeping six out of six, and Olswang keeping eight out of eight.
Ashurst has retained 23 out of 24 trainees for a retention rate of 96%, and Herbies improved its retention rate, keeping 38 out of 42 trainees (90%) compared to 24 out of 32 (75%) in 2013.