Working at Kennedys

We’re looking for like-minded people who want to make a difference and will embrace our values.

We are always on the lookout for ambitious, enthusiastic lawyers. At Kennedys, we welcome people who are not only great lawyers, but who can fully embrace our values.

We offer a transparent career path. Our partner and senior associate (or equivalent) promotion process and criteria are clearly communicated. We are proud that many of our partners, including our Senior Partner, began their life in law as trainees with us.

We value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they appreciate our warm, friendly, human approach. You’ll be given lots of opportunity to build your own personal client relationships at Kennedys, and we encourage you to do so.

I enjoy knowing you are part of a worldwide network who are working hard to provide their clients with the best possible legal advice

Uki Murphy, Senior Associate

Business services and secretarial employees are integral to our success.

We are looking for ambitious, committed and enthusiastic people, no matter what your industry background.

We offer career opportunities for business services and secretarial professionals with a variety of experience and responsibility. Our working environment is truly friendly and professional, and you will have a wide range of opportunities for career development.

The thing I enjoy most about working at Kennedys is how varied the work is.

Anthony Eastwood, Communications Executive

Our training contracts and summer associate program are designed to develop lawyers who will be the future of Kennedys. Many of our partners, including our Senior Partner, began their life in law as a trainee with us. 

We aim to recruit the best graduate talent and encourage diversity and an environment built upon different skills and backgrounds, to represent our global firm. Our atmosphere is friendly and supportive and our relationships are built on trust. We’re looking for graduates that are collaborative and enthusiastic team players.

What I most enjoy about working at Kennedys is being involved in work which is stimulating and challenging. There is an emphasis on learning by being involved on matters. The more you can do, the greater the responsibility you are given.

Oyin Ogunkanmi, Trainee

We are passionate about offering an alternative route into the legal profession and are proud to be a UK government accredited trailblazer organisation. Our paralegal apprenticeship is designed to help springboard you into a successful career in the legal world by providing you with a mixture of studying and learning within the workplace. 

We are the proud winners of the ‘Top Employer in Law’ Award at both the 2018 and 2017 UK School Leaver Awards. We are excited to continue the recruitment and development of school leaver talent across our global offices in the future.

After the success of our apprenticeships in our UK offices, we will be looking to replicate apprenticeships in our global offices. More information about international apprenticeships will follow shortly, so please come back to this page over the coming months. 

I am fortunate that my team have given me a huge range of tasks to complete. I am faced with new challenges every day and I can honestly say that I am enjoying them all. I am loving working towards becoming a useful part of my busy team!

Maya Taylor, Legal Apprentice