White & Case Announces London Qualifying Trainee Retention Rates for March 2019

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Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 75 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in March 2019, after 12 of 16 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.

The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Development and Finance and White Collar, with one joining the Firm's Hong Kong office.

"The business need for English law qualified lawyers in London and throughout our offices worldwide continues, despite ongoing economic and political uncertainties," said White & Case partner Justin Benson, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London. "Our newly-qualified lawyers join practices which advise leading global clients on their most important, complex, cross-border matters."

Melissa Butler, White & Case Office Executive Partner in London, said: "White & Case supports the development of its lawyers throughout their careers and we have a proven track record of promoting our best lawyers to partner. Our London training programme has launched hundreds of successful legal careers, and its combination of consistently high retention rates and a highly competitive salary and benefits package ensures that White & Case is a leading destination for talented, ambitious trainee lawyers."

The Firm’s commitment to developing the careers of its lawyers was demonstrated in the 2019 partner promotions, with a total of 13 promotions in London representing the largest number in a decade.

White & Case retained 83 percent of its London trainees who qualified during 2018. The training programme has been established for 21 years, provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and offers the opportunity to work in an overseas office for six months.

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