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  • 20 vacancies
  • 46 trainees
  • 258 partners
  • 2011 staff

About Kennedys

Leading dispute resolution firm in the City of London. Major player in insurance/reinsurance with expertise in clinical negligence, construction, professional indemnity and commercial law.

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Applications to

Ms Hannah Worsfold

Method of application

Online application form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Psychometric testing
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

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.

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 & safety
  • Insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • General Commercial
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

25 Fenchurch Avenue, London, EC3M 5AD
Phone: 020 7667 9667
Work placement: Yes
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)
Turnover: £109,000,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £390,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £36,000
Training contract applications: 900 (2018)
Retention rate: 87% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 72.0% male (2016)
  • 28.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 34.0% male (2016)
  • 66.0% female
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Insurance companies
  • 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