Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 81 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in March 2018, after 13 of 16 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.
The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Banking, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Mergers & Acquisitions, with two joining the Firm's Dubai office.
"Our demand for English law qualified lawyers continues to grow in London and across our offices globally, and is an ongoing business need," said partner Justin Benson, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London.
"The combination of a trainee programme that delivers consistently high retention rates, and a highly competitive salary and benefits package, ensures that White & Case is a compelling destination for talented, ambitious trainee lawyers. They join a firm that is known to support the development of its lawyers throughout their careers and has a strong track record of promoting its best associates to partner."
The Firm's commitment to developing the careers of its lawyers was demonstrated in the 2018 partner promotions. Two of the seven London associates promoted to partner – James Greene and James Johnson – joined White & Case in London as trainees. Alexander Malahias, who was promoted to partner in Abu Dhabi, also joined the Firm as a trainee in London.
The Firm retained 86 percent of its London trainees who qualified during 2017. The training programme has been established for 20 years, provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and guarantees a six-month international secondment.
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