Confidence of Being Kept on

The ultimate goal of a training contract is to qualify as a solicitor. A firm should endeavour to keep as many of its trainees as possible once they have qualified, especially after spending thousands of pounds training them up in a specific way. For reasons such as budget or departmental constraints, a 100% retention score is not always possible. When researching firms you would be wise to keep an eye on the last few years’ retention rates. At these Future Lawyers Winner firms some trainees will have already been offered NQ positions whilst others are confident that a job offer is coming their way. Click on a firm name to read their Future Lawyers profile and see how they scored in other categories.

Firm Score
Crown Prosecution Service 99.5
Lewis Silkin LLP 92.2
Devonshires Solicitors 91.7
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 91.4
Birketts 90.00
Euro Garages Limited 90.00
Michelmores 90.00
Wilkin Chapman LLP 90.00
Mills & Reeve 88.9
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP 88.8
Fieldfisher 88.64
Davis Polk & Wardwell 88.00
Stevens & Bolton 87.70
Macfarlanes 87.50
Payne Hicks Beach LLP 87.1
Debevoise & Plimpton 87.1
Slaughter and May 86.67
Akin 86.3
Covington & Burling 85.8
Farrer & Co 85.8