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Published 7 September 2022
International law firm DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce that it will retain 89% of its trainees this autumn, with 16 of the newly qualified lawyers (NQs) staying on in permanent roles at the firm.
DACB’s newly qualified lawyers will be based across four of the firm’s 11 UK offices:
LondonAlexander Dimitrov (Corporate Commercial Regulatory)Amie Roberts (Commercial Health)David Valu (Corporate Commercial Regulatory)Ethan Telford-Cooke (London Insurance)Omar Kamal (Corporate Commercial Regulatory)Millie Bailey (Commercial Litigation)Anna Quigley (London Commercial Litigation)
BristolScott Titmus (Public Health)Jessica Fryer-Sims (Professional & Commercial Risk South)Alexandra Baines (Professional & Commercial Risk South)Lucy Beach (Professional & Commercial Risk South)Megan Hill (Professional & Commercial Risk South)Oliver Harries (Professional & Commercial Risk South)Victoria Brookland (Real Estate)
ManchesterJames Gardiner (Professional & Commercial Risk North)
LeedsStephanie Tones (Corporate Commercial Regulatory)
Anthea Lane, Partner and Training Principal at DAC Beachcroft, said, “Congratulations to all of our qualifying trainees. We are delighted to welcome them to our team of talented colleagues, who are recognised for their insights and outstanding commitment to client service.”
DACB relaunched its trainee development scheme in 2020, designed in line with the O-shaped Lawyer principles to provide lawyers at the firm with a broad skillset beyond technical excellence. The scheme was awarded the accolade for ‘Outstanding Training Innovation’ at Legal Week’s 2021 Legal Innovation Awards, where judges described the programme as an “imaginative and genuinely innovative leap in training”.
In autumn 2021 DACB had a trainee retention rate of 87%. With a retention rate of 89% in 2022, DACB’s relaunched trainee programme further evidences the realisation of the firm’s ambition of being the place where talented people want to work.