As firms continue to release their trainee retention figures (some rather more reluctantly than others) the picture continues to look positive, on the whole.

Eversheds has confirmed that it will be keeping on all eight of its trainees, which brings the number of firms boasting a 100% retention record to four.  Congratulations to the 'Shed. The firm joins SJ Berwin, Travers Smith and Wragges, at the top of the table, which looks slightly healthier than in September 2011 when Slaughter and May, RPC and Kirkland & Ellis managed a 100% score.

    Eversheds trainees celebrate the good news

It's a good showing too for TLT, which is losing just one of its six trainees, posting an 83% retention rate. Slaughters, which traditionally manages pretty impressive retention rates, didn't quite reach last year's perfect 100% but it's still a pretty good showig with 26 of its 29 trainees to remain on the payroll (that's 90% maths fans).

It's less of a triumph for SNR Denton. Despite offering places to all ten of its trainees, only six decided to stay (60%). Presumably no one fancied corporate bitching in Muscat. Still, even that is a long way off the dismal showing by Simmons, which posted a woeful 25% retention score.

If your firm has yet to release its retention rates, send in the details anonymously.

Firm
Total trainees
Trainees retained
% Retention March 2012
(%Sept 2011)
Eversheds
8 8 100 (87)
SJ Berwin
8 8 100 (88)
Travers Smith
4
4 100 (76)
Wragge & Co
6 6 100 (72)
Slaughter and May 29
26 90 (100)
Allen & Overy
57 51 89 (72)
BLP
17 15 88 (95)
Herbert Smith 40 35 88 (80)
Linklaters
57
49 86 (93)
Freshfields
48 41 85 (96)
Hogan Lovells
36
30 83 (73)
TLT
6
 5 83 (89)
Stephenson Harwood
6  5 83 (100 March 2011)
Baker & McKenzie
20 16 80 (80)
Ashurst 27 21 78 (93)
Norton Rose
23 18 78 (88)
Clifford Chance
51 39 76 (83)
SNR Denton 10  6 60 (52)
Reed Smith
16 9 56 (94)
Macfarlanes 5 2 40 (92)
Simmons & Simmons
8
2
25 (59)
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Comments

Anonymous 24 February 12 09:54

It's probably a mistake. Quite a lot of firms don't have March intakes yet end up in these tables in March.

LauraP 24 February 12 10:15

You're right the figure they sent must have been for September. I'll remove them. Thanks.