Global law firm White & Case LLP will retain 83 percent of its London trainees who are due to qualify in September 2017, after 15 of 18 trainees were offered and accepted positions at the Firm.
The newly qualified lawyers join global practices including Banking, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax, with one joining the Firm's Moscow office. The retention rate during 2017 as a whole is 86 percent, with 30 of 35 trainees accepting positions at White & Case.
"White & Case continues to have a strong requirement for English-qualified lawyers to support clients globally on deals and disputes, and this requirement continues despite any uncertainty caused by Brexit," said partner Justin Benson, who heads the trainee solicitor programme in London.
"We recently increased NQ salaries by 17 percent to £105,000, strengthening our status as a compelling destination for the very best lawyers, who join a multi-seat trainee programme that provides experience working on complex, cross-border matters and a guaranteed six-month international secondment. We support the development of our lawyers throughout their careers and have an excellent track record of promoting our best associates to partner."
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.
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