International legal practice Osborne Clarke announces 82 per cent retention rate for Autumn qualifiers, with 14 of 17 trainees staying on as newly qualified solicitors.

The trainees will be based across Osborne Clarke’s three UK offices in London, Bristol and Thames Valley and include:

• Ciara McPhillips, Bristol projects team
• Emma Marriott, London real estate team
• Greg McQuade, Bristol commercial and regulatory disputes team
• Hazel Brayden, Bristol commercial and regulatory disputes team
• Helena Zaba, Bristol corporate tax team
• Jamie Halpin, Bristol commercial and regulatory disputes team
• Jennifer Richardson, London commercial and regulatory disputes team
• Joe Roberts, Bristol banking team
• Lakhmi Halaith, London real estate team
• Louise Rose, Reading real estate team
• Marie-Claire Smith, London commercial team
• Nick Kempton, London intellectual property team
• Sarah Wilson, Bristol real estate team
• Tom Marshall, Bristol banking team

Partner Catherine Wolfenden, Training Principal at Osborne Clarke said:
“Trainees who join Osborne Clarke learn by doing. Each person is supported with a programme that combines structured training and hands-on experience, which is backed up by expert Partner-level supervision. We tailor this approach so it supports their progression now and in the future.”

Ray Berg, Managing Partner UK, Osborne Clarke commented:
“Our aim is to create a great working environment that attracts and retains top talent. Congratulations to all of our autumn qualifiers and I look forward to seeing each of these trainees progress in our business.”

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