Record trainee retention at law firm Brabners

Law firm Brabners operates out of Liverpool, Manchester and Preston and is taking on a record number of newly-qualified solicitors. Tony McDonough reports

Nik White
Nik White, managing partner at law firm Brabners


Liverpool law firm Brabners is retaining 11 newly-qualified solicitors from its latest cohort of trainees – the most it has ever kept on.

Brabners, which also operates out of Manchester and Preston, says the group also includes a record number who have come though Brabners’ sponsored programme having previously been paralegals within the practice.

Nik White, himself a former trainee solicitor at Brabners, has been re-elected, unopposed, as managing partner for a second three-year term. Mr White, who last year celebrated 25 years with the firm, was appointed managing partner in May 2018 alongside chief executive Robert White.

Since then, under this senior leadership team, the firm has delivered a sustained period of growth despite the economic impact of COVID-19 and continues to attract a growing list of high-profile clients.

He said: “Committing to retain such a high proportion of our trainee solicitors, so far in advance of their qualification later this year, demonstrates our confidence and willingness to invest for the future.

“We’re delighted that this group have decided to stay at Brabners and we look forward to helping them to develop their talents further and supporting the progression of their careers.

“The last three years have been about developing a strong platform and bringing fresh energy, ideas, direction and momentum to the business. It’s now time for us to be bold and ambitious as we look forward to building on the progress we have made since 2018.

“We’re emerging from the pandemic strongly and are confident about the future as we continue to attract and retain the best talent within the region and from further afield.”

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