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|Number of work placements:||12|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, any discipline as well as 300 UCAS points at A level|
|Start salary:||£36,000 (London) £26,000 (Regional) £19,000 (Scotland)|
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Application details and method of selection
Please visit our website for further information: www.kennedyslaw.com/careers/graduates.
Firm description and career prospects
Kennedys is a specialist national and international legal firm with unrivalled expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. Kennedys is regarded as a leader, not just because it has some of the most respected legal minds in their field – but because they know the importance of being practical, commercial and approachable. Kennedys prides itself on offering its clients clear legal advice.
Who should apply
We offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values; we are approachable and responsive, we show respect for people, we are trustworthy and straightforward and we ensure that we deliver economic solutions for our clients. Our trainees experience early responsibility and client contact as we find that this produces excellent solicitors capable of running their own caseload once they qualify. We therefore recruit graduates who are confident, articulate and sociable, who are team players, self-aware and resourceful.
Our criteria is a 2.1 degree not necessarily in law, as well as 300 UCAS points or equivalent at A level.
We offer a winter vacation scheme of a week's duration in January. This is open to all final-year university students, and law students in the penultimate year of their degree. The winter vacation scheme at Kennedys allows students the opportunity to sample life as a lawyer within our firm; you'll be undertaking legal work in one of our divisions, alongside learning more about the firm.
Training contract programme
The purpose of the training contract is to give the trainees a mix of experience and skills that will set them up in their legal career as a solicitor with Kennedys. The firm’s ability to consistently offer the majority of its trainees positions on qualification is attributable to producing newly qualified lawyers who are competent, confident and commercially driven. A balance of work experience, responsibility, supervision and formal training achieves this. Kennedys ensures that its trainee solicitors are given sound training in the core disciplines. All partners and supervisors are readily accessible and are ready to offer support when needed.
Professional indemnity, construction insurance, insurance/reinsurance, product liability, aviation, marine, clinical negligence, personal injury, employment, health and safety, insolvency, commercial litigation.
Type of practice
General Commercial, Corporate & Commercial
Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Sheffield, Taunton, Auckland, Austin, Bangkok, Basking Ridge, Bogotá, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Hamilton, Hong Kong, Lima, Lisbon, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Santiago, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney.