Stable spring rating of 93%

Herbert Smith Freehills’ London workplace

International legislation agency Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has recorded a spring 2021 retention rating of 93%.

From a March qualifying cohort of 30, HSF made 28 gives — all of which had been accepted. One rookie qualifies into the agency’s workplace in Tokyo. None are on fixed-term contracts.

The agency doesn’t disclose the bottom salaries of its newly certified (NQ) legal professionals, nonetheless Authorized Cheek‘s Firms Most List reveals that this sits round £93,000. It might attain as much as £105,000 with bonus utilized.

David Rosen, coaching principal on the agency, mentioned: “We’re very excited that one among our London trainees on this spherical is qualifying into our Digital Legislation Group, which demonstrates the various alternatives accessible to our trainee solicitors. That is in step with our agency’s technique — highlighting our dedication to give attention to digital transformation in our enterprise and repair supply.”

Immediately’s end result marks a significant enchancment on the agency’s autumn 2020 score which noticed it retain simply 22 of its 32 qualifying associates — or 69%.

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Rosen continued:

“As a worldwide legislation agency, we’re eager to offer worldwide alternatives for our legal professionals to develop their profession and we’re delighted to supply one of many trainees a job in our Tokyo workplace on this spherical. The excessive retention fee reveals our continued dedication to investing in our folks and attracting the best calibre of future legal professionals.”

Final summer season, HSF was one among a variety of Metropolis outfits to delay the beginning dates of a few of its future trainees in response to the pandemic. As reported by Legal Cheek at the time, TC holders had been provided £8,000 and doubtlessly an additional £1,000 to place in direction of an academic programme, to defer by six months.