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Retentions spring 2017: Berwin Leighton Paisner announces 55% retention rate

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Retentions spring 2017: Berwin Leighton Paisner announces 55% retention rate

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has revealed its trainee retention rates for spring 2017, with the firm holding on to 55% of its trainee cohort. 11 out of 20 trainees are to join BLP as newly-qualified (NQ) lawyers.

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.'

Slaughter and May and Mayer Brown have retained 100% of their trainees, with Slaughter and May keeping all 25 trainees due to qualify in March 2017. Mayer Brown kept on four of four.

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.

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