Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"A sociable and forward-thinking firm."
7.8 / 10
Formal Training
7.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.4 / 10
8.1 / 10
5.9 / 10
6.4 / 10
Pro Bono
4.1 / 10


  • Work given to trainees is of a high quality and includes a good amount of client contact.
  • Hours are considered very reasonable for the industry and allow a good work/life balance.
  • The firm's friendly atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to work.
  • Retention at Kennedys is very high as the firm aims to keep as many trainees as possible.


  • Some feel that recent expansion means that the firm’s focus is divided.
  • There isn’t a lot of pro bono work on offer.
  • Salaries are not seen as being competitive compared to other firms.
  • There could be more transparency around seat choices.

What insiders say about...

"It is key to research Kennedys and its values ahead of the interview and make sure..."

"The firm is made of friendly, confident and sociable people which is evident at all..."

"There is a clear emphasis on training at the firm. Solicitors and partners are always..."

"Supervisors are usually very approachable and legal secretaries are often willing..."

"All the offices are in prime central locations with good transport links. All are..."

"Hours have not been very flexible for me. They're not generally long though, I usually..."

"Pay is very competitive for trainees in Manchester."

"Corporate season tickets, a very good pension and corporate gym membership."

"I previously worked as a paralegal in the Cambridge office following my interview...."

"There were a variety of questions in my interview that questioned my reasoning for..."

"All offices promote recycling and have facilities to help with this. Some offices..."

"There aren't a lot of ethnic minorities but that may be the nature of a City firm...."

"In the office, I believe that client interaction can be quite limited, however, there..."

"I have been involved in Christmas shoe box campaigns, fundraising and also Christmas..."

"Good quality work, approachable colleagues and a friendly environment."

"I feel that there could be more non-contentious work on offer."

"I was encouraged to apply here as it is a large firm with international links."

"Very good. The firm recruits to retain."

"The firm has offices all over the world, which is exciting as a junior lawyer."

"Friendly, with a good work/life balance."

"The firm has a diversity and equality policy."

"I believe that the firm could drive forward international secondments for trainees..."

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