BLP partner and training principal Anthony Lennox told The Lex 100's sister publication Legal Business: 'We'd like to have been announcing a higher proportion of qualifiers. However, our NQs will continue to be a huge asset to our firm, across the teams that they will shortly qualifying into.'
A spokesman at Slaughter and May told Legal Business: 'Our consistently high retention rates demonstrate that the long-term future of the firm, as well as its distinctive culture and ethos, is in good hands.'
BLP is the sixth firm to announce its spring 2017 trainee retention rate. See our table of retention rates here.