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White & Case Announces London Qualifying Trainee Retention Rates for March 2017

Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 88 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in March 2017, after 15 of 17 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.

"White & Case is committed to offering talented young lawyers a great start to their careers, with a multi-seat trainee programme that provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and a six-month international secondment," said partner Justin Benson, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London.

"The demand for English law qualified lawyers continues to grow in London and across our offices globally, and consistently high retention rates in London reflect the quality of our trainee programme and our success in recruiting, retaining and nurturing the very best young lawyers. We support the development of our lawyers throughout their careers and have an excellent track record of promoting our best associates to partner, which is why White & Case is such a compelling destination for young legal talent."

The Firm's commitment to developing the careers of its lawyers was demonstrated clearly in the 2017 partner promotions. Four of the eight London associates promoted to partner – Paul Brumpton, Amanda Cowell, Ben Davies and Emma Foster – joined White & Case in London as trainees.

The Firm retained 80 percent of its London trainees who qualified in 2016. The training programme has been established for 19 years and guarantees a six-month international secondment.

The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Banking, Capital Markets, Commercial Litigation, Financial Restructuring & Insolvency, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax.

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