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 Lex 100 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 Lex 100 profile and see how they scored in other categories.

Crown Prosecution Service99.5
Lewis Silkin LLP92.2
Devonshires Solicitors91.7
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP91.4
Euro Garages Limited90.00
Wilkin Chapman LLP90.00
Mills & Reeve88.9
Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP88.8
Davis Polk & Wardwell88.00
Stevens & Bolton87.70
Payne Hicks Beach LLP87.1
Debevoise & Plimpton87.1
Slaughter and May86.67
Covington & Burling85.8
Farrer & Co85.8