Global law firm White & Case LLP has announced that it will retain 87 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in March 2016, after 13 of 15 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.
"We continue to see the growth in demand for English law, not just in London but across our offices globally," said partner and training principal Justin Benson, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in the London office. "As a Firm, we are committed to offering our lawyers the support they need to thrive in their careers. This starts with trainees and continues through our lawyers' careers. We recognise, for many, that making partnership is a career goal and our track record of promoting the very best associates to partner is very attractive."
The Firm's commitment to developing the careers of its lawyers is clearly demonstrated in the 2016 partner promotions. Of the eight London associates promoted to partner earlier this year, four – Ed Attenborough, Rory Hishon, Victoria Landsbert and Ben Wilkinson – joined White & Case as trainees in London.
The Firm retained 100 percent of its London trainees who qualified in 2015. The programme, which has been established in London for 18 years, offers trainees a six-month international secondment.
The newly qualified lawyers join Global Practices including Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency, Project Finance, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Capital Markets.
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