Law firms Slaughter and May have posted an autumn trainee retention score of 82%, while Clifford Chance has posted an autumn trainee retention score of 70%.
Slaughter and May have confirmed it will retain 37 of its 45 trainees due to qualify next month. 43 of the firm’s trainees decided to go through the application process, with 42 receiving an offer and 37 of these choosing to accept. Slaughter and May’s newly qualified lawyers will begin their careers on a salary of £100k.
Clifford Chance provides approximately 95 training contracts each year. From a qualifying cohort of 53, the firm has reported that 37 would be staying on in permanent roles. Clifford Chance made 42 offers, having received 47 applications. However, the firm’s result is down from its 88% spring score which saw Clifford Chance retain 38 of its 43 final seat trainees.