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Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Insider review

Trainee Retention

6.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)


"There are more trainees now than before but they should keep most of us on."
First year trainee, London
"As the firm is currently quite small, there is a risk that you will not be retained if more than one of your cohort wants to qualify into the same practice area. That being said, the firm is continuing to grow and there is a chance that some of the larger departments (eg corporate and litigation) may start taking on more than one new qualifier, the corporate department has recently done so."
First year trainee, London
"You tend to have a good idea in advance."
First year trainee, London
"Our retention rates have usually been relatively high."
First year trainee, London


"The retention rates tend to be good given the small intake."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has an impeccable record for retention. The only time this can slip is when a majority of trainees go for the same seat in one qualification period. The firm is continuously expanding, however, and invests a lot in us throughout our education and beyond, so it stands to reason that it will do everything in its power to find you a place."
First year trainee, London
"The firm prides itself on taking on as many of its trainees as possible. Your chances of being retained are strong provided you have performed well during your training contract, are a good fit for the firm on a personal level and attempt to qualify into a department with a need for new associates."
First year trainee, London
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