Connie Atkinson always knew that she wanted to be a family lawyer, and so it came to pass, at Kingsley Napley. Read on to learn more about her fascinating work and life at the firm.
- Applications to: Mrs Jemimah Cook
- Method of application: Online application form
- Method of assessment:
Training contract to commence 2016: 31/05/2015
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Application details and method of selection
Please apply online between October 2014 and 31 May 2015 for training contracts commencing 2016.
Firm description and career prospects
Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in central London. Our wide range of expertise means that we can provide support for our clients in all areas of their business and private life. Many of our lawyers are leaders in their field and our practice areas are highly ranked by the legal directories.
We are known for combining creative solutions with pragmatism and a friendly, sensitive approach. The relationship between lawyer and client is key. We work hard to match clients with lawyers who have the right mix of skills, experience and approach in order to achieve the best possible outcome.
To find out what it is like to work at Kingsley Napley LLP read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile.
Areas of work
Clinical negligence & personal injury, corporate & commercial, criminal litigation, dispute resolution, employment, family, immigration, real estate, regulatory & professional discipline and tax, trusts & probate.
Who should apply
Kingsley Napley looks for candidates with a strong academic background. Applications are welcomed from legal and non-legal graduates who have achieved a 2.1 degree.
A trainee will need to demonstrate commercial awareness, motivation and enthusiasm. To be successful you will need excellent communication skills with the ability to be a creative practical problem solver and a team player.
Being a trainee is a fantastic opportunity and we look for people who have a long term interest in Kingsley Napley and the areas of legal practice it focuses on.
Successful short-listed candidates will be asked to attend an assessment event and an interview as part of the selection procedure.
Kingsley Napley offer a limited number of legal work experience opportunities for students throughout the firm.
Work experience students have an opportunity to experience a number of aspects of life in a law firm - for example: general administration, library research and shadowing our qualified solicitors.
Applications will be accepted at the discretion of the firm according to the firm’s requirements at that time.
These positions are not remunerated and candidates must be at least 16 years of age and entitled to work in the United Kingdom under applicable UK immigration laws.
If you wish to apply, please submit a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training contract programme
Trainees complete four six-month seats, providing a wide range of practical experience and skills in contentious and non-contentious work. Our training programme is broader than most other firms due to the wide range of law practiced here.
Individual preference for seats is sought and will be balanced with the firm's needs.
Trainees work closely with partners and solicitors in a supportive team structure, and have regular reviews to assist development. The firm maintains a friendly and open environment and it is the firm's policy that each trainee sits with a partner or senior solicitor whilst working for a department as a whole.
The firm gives trainees the chance to meet clients, be responsible for their own work and join in marketing and client development activities.
Type of practice
Fair Trials International, The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
Diversity access schemes
Pathways to Law, Social Mobility Foundation, Stonewall