Other firms doing well include Reynolds Porter Chamberlain with an 88% retention rate, Macfarlanes with 85% and Norton Rose with 83%, according to data published by rollonfriday.
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US firm Shearman & Sterling is to retain just 64 per cent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September, reports The Lawyer.
Allen & Overy is the latest Magic Circle law firm asking its trainees to voluntarily defer. The firm will be offering a grant of £9,000 for deferrals of 12 months and £4,500 for six months.
Taylor Wessing now indicates it will ask trainees starting in 2009 andAfter announcing a number of cost-cutting measures including some potential redundancies and sabbaticals,
UK firm CMS Cameron McKenna has asked its trainees to volunteer to delay their start dates by up to one year, potentially extending into 2011. The firm has offered a payment in exchange for agreeing to the deferral.
The Solicitors' Regulation Authority, overseeing solicitors in England and Wales, has elected not to intervene in cases where prospective trainees have signed a contract but had their start date deferred. The SRA
Slaughter and May will be making fewer offers of training places to non-law graduates for upcoming periods. The number of training places it offers will, however, remain the same.
Halliwells has elected to postpone the start dates of its trainee lawyers scheduled to begin in 2009 and 2010. The next date for which the firm will be recruiting will beUK firm
Simmons & Simmons has asked its September 2009 trainees to defer for one year and offered to pay all fees plus £15,000 if they take an MBA at BPP's Business School, reports RollOnFriday.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has asked some of its trainees to push back their start dates in a bid to “even out” the size of its intakes. Several trainees scheduled to join the firm in August 2010 have been
DLA Piper has launched a second round of redundancy talks which will result in the cut of 30 lawyers and 110 support staff in the UK. The firm already layed off 15 lawyers and 16 support staff last year. DLA Piper
Simmons & Simmons has asked 17 trainees who were scheduled to begin work in March 2009 to consider deferring until 2010 due to the current economic downturn.
The London office of US firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has confirmed that it won't be keeping on a single one of its March 2009 qualifiers.
Norton Rose has opened its trainee programme to newly qualified Indian lawyers and is recruiting directly from India...
French independent firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has launched its first graduate recruitment program in the UK. The firm, which has operated in London since 2003, expects to take on at least two graduates in its City outpost