Get the inside buzz from graduates at Kennedys

7.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2017)
"A hard-working, but friendly and social 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...

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"The firm has enrolled us all on the professional skills course and we have picked..."

"From my experience partners are approachable at any time, as are solicitors and other..."

"The office is modern and has nice views, although there is a lot of construction..."

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"Pay is a little lower than other City firms. However, the culture and work/life balance..."

"The benefits here are standard; pension, health, season ticket loan etc."

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

"I was asked where I wanted to be in five years, my thoughts on the Jackson reforms,..."

"Some teams are paperless, which is great. Other teams still print off all emails,..."

"There is a good balance between men and women. However, the London office is not..."

"My role has varied between the teams I have worked in. The liability teams tend to..."

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

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

"There isn't a subsidised canteen."

"I attended an open day and was encouraged by the warmness of those I met - they aren't..."

"Retention rates are generally very high, and I feel that the firm does what it can..."

"It has many international offices and there are plenty of secondment opportunities,..."

"A large, focused firm with a strong set of values."

"The firm has a legal apprentice scheme which seems to be very successful. If applicants..."

"Personally I think that the firm should remove the hours target for trainees, or..."

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