Clifford Chance Spring retention revealed
Clifford Chance's retention rate for Spring 2016 has taken a slight dip compared to last year. The firm made offers to 43 of the 54 trainees in its latest cohort. All the offers were accepted, giving the firm 80 percent retention of its qualifiers.
While its retention rate slipped, the overall number of trainees retained was actually greater than the previous spring, owing to a larger cohort . The firm's cohort sizes have fluctuated as have its retention rates, with generally higher retention achieved with smaller trainee cohorts.
The firm said it would recruit more trainees last August, however, as a result of the increased workload at the firm.