International legal practice Osborne Clarke announces 95 per cent retention rate for its 2019 qualifiers, with 19 of 20 trainees staying on as newly qualified solicitors.

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


Rebecca Chui, Commercial
Phanne Yang, Banking


Joe Blackburn, Real Estate
Adam Collins, Property Disputes
Eleanor Cronin, Banking
Rebecca Ewing, Corporate
Aimie Jenkins, Corporate Financial Institutions Group
Siubhan Macdonald, Commercial Disputes
Hannah Stevens, Corporate


Sarvie Banisi, Corporate
Katie Bewlock, Commercial Disputes
Oliver Darvill, Corporate Financial Institutions Group
Simon Downes, Commercial
Emma Hands, Real Estate
Griffin O'Rourke, Projects
Charlotte Palmer, Projects
Verity Raeside, Real Estate
George Skinner, Corporate Financial Institutions Group
Busayo Yusuff, Corporate Private Equity

Ray Berg, UK Managing Partner, said: "Congratulations to each and every one of our newly qualified solicitors. It's been fantastic following their progress. We want to retain as much of our top talent as possible, and we make sure that we are continually improving the experience we offer trainees by taking on board their feedback."

Catherine Wolfenden, Partner and Training Principle, said: "We support all our trainees as individuals and we are very proud of all of the newly qualified solicitors. Throughout the two years of training they have had access to high quality client work with responsibility and involvement, in a very supportive environment. We have a very open and collaborative culture and this is reflected in the experience we offer our trainees."

Pictured from left to right: Phanne Yang, Busayo Yusuff, Aimie Jenkins, Adam Collins, Joe Blackburn, Eleanor Cronin, Emma Hands, George Skinner, Hannah Stevens, Katie Bewlock, Oliver Darvill, Rebecca Ewing, Rebecca Chui, Sarvie Banisi, Griffin O'Rourke, Simon Downes, Siubhan Macdonald, Verity Raeside and Charlotte Palmer.

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