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    Eversheds Sutherland announces 86% NQ trainee retention for 2020

    Eversheds Sutherland (International) is pleased to announce an 86% retention rate of its 2020 newly-qualified (NQ) cohort, offering 43 trainees roles within its legal practice.

    The NQ cohort will be spread across the firm’s UK and Hong Kong offices, filling roles in its Company Commercial, Litigation & Dispute Management, Real Estate and Human Resources Practice Groups.

    In total, the firm’s UK autumn 2020 cohort comprises 68% female trainees and 18% Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, with one trainee having a declared disability.

    Lorraine Kilborn, HR Director (International) at Eversheds Sutherland, commented:

    “We are delighted to be welcoming a large majority of our newly-qualified group as associates in September and would like to congratulate them all on securing permanent roles within the firm.

    “The climb to 86% is a clear message to other trainees and the wider legal market that we are still investing in the growth of the firm despite the challenges that Covid-19 has presented, as we secure the long-term future of the firm by continuing to commit to a strong pool of junior talent.”

    Eversheds Sutherland reported a 2019 trainee retention rate of 80%.

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