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Kingsley Napley LLP

  • 8-9 vacancies
  • 14 trainees
  • 72 partners
  • 427 staff

About Kingsley Napley LLP

Kingsley Napley is an internationally recognised law firm based in central London. We can provide support for our clients in all areas of their lives.

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More info

Applications for 2022 are now open.

Applications run from 26 November 2020 to 16 May 2021.

Assessment days take place in late June / early July each year, and approximately 10 successful candidates are invited back for an interview in July.

Final decisions are made shortly after the interviews take place, and candidates will be notified in mid-August if they have been successful in their applications.

Applications to

Miss Emily Fortune

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

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 and personal injury, corporate and commercial, criminal litigation, dispute resolution, employment, family, immigration, real estate, regulatory and professional discipline and tax, trusts and 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 should be made via the online application form which can be found at: Placements will be allocated at the discretion of the firm, and according to the firm’s requirements at that time.

These positions are not remunerated and candidates must be at least 18 years of age and entitled to work in the United Kingdom under applicable UK immigration laws.

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.

  • Clinical negligence
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Criminal
  • Public law
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Immigration
  • Private client
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory
  • General Practice
  • Corporate & Commercial

Practice Areas

Extra info

20 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4DN
Phone: 020 7814 1200
Email: [email protected]
Work placement: Yes
Minimum qualification: 2.1
Start salary: £34,000
Turnover: £35,000,000 (2015)
Profit per partner: £398,803 (2013)
Training contract applications: 504 (2020)
Retention rate: 100% (2016)
Partner diversity:
  • 44.0% male (2020)
  • 56.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 35.0% male (2020)
  • 65.0% female
  • London
  • Amicus
  • Fair Trials International
  • i-Probono
  • Liberty
  • The Royal Courts of Justice Advice Bureau
  • Zacchaeus 2000 Trust
  • Aspiring Solicitors
  • Bright Network
  • City Parents
  • InterLaw Diversity Forum
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • Rare Recruitment
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall
  • Sutton Trust
  • Urban Lawyers Careers Conference
  • Working Families