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Pluses

2017

"My team are all extremely friendly, supportive and intelligent. There is real camaraderie and everyone is always willing to help one another out."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"The client secondments and variety of training are great. You also get exposure to multimillion pound claims and recognition for your contributions to them."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"People here are generally nice to work with and they care about your learning and development. They are also extremely good at what they do."
First year trainee, London
"The working hours and quality of the work."
First year trainee, London
"People are generally friendly and willing to help. HR are also approachable and the hours have been better than some peers have experienced at other firms."
First year trainee, London
"Really good working hours and environment."
First year trainee, London
"Getting exposure to high-value and complex cases from a wide array of clients."
First year trainee,
"The people and the variety of work you get exposed to as a trainee."
First year trainee, London

2016

"Kennedys has really interesting work and is involved in lots of high-profile cases and issues. The solicitors and partners are incredibly knowledgeable and very good at what they do. It's a good place to work and allows for a good work/life balance."
First year trainee, London
"Great hands-on contact with a high volume of cases. There are a lot of opportunities ranging from drafting documents to attending conferences and court appearances. You're provided with a lot of responsibility very early on in your first seats as well as a lot of client contact. Within my first two months I had attended trials and several conferences with counsel, obtained and drafted witness statements, gone before a master to make applications and independently attended a case management conference."
First year trainee, London
"The people and the high level and notable clients and cases you have the opportunity to work on."
First year trainee, London
"The people. Kennedys is full of quality lawyers who are always happy to help and provide you with challenging work from the start."
First year trainee, London
"Kennedys is an international firm that gives you substantial responsibility from day one. On joining Kennedys, I quickly became involved in a range of matters and gained great experience across several industries along the way."
First year trainee, Manchester
"High-quality work and a good level of responsibility and supervision as well as very reasonable hours compared with other firms."
First year trainee, London
"The camaraderie and strong sense of teamwork. Colleagues are always ready and willing to help one another."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"The quality of work and responsibility delegated to trainees."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"There is a laid back and supportive atmosphere to work in."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"The people are a real plus."
First year trainee, London
"The encouragement to take on responsibility and the support given when doing so is a real plus."
First year trainee, London
"The instructions are high-quality and high-level."
Second year trainee, London
"The people and the culture are both positive aspects."
Second year trainee, London
"The work is interesting, and I have good work/life balance with nice people."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"The variation of work is great."
First year trainee, London
"The working environment is very enjoyable."
First year trainee, Chelmsford

2014

"The atmosphere - most people, are very approachable and willing to answer any queries you may have!"
Second year trainee, London
"Good quality work, approachable colleagues and a friendly environment."
Second year trainee, London
"The quality of work you get for a first seat, first year trainee is great. You are given responsibility straight away and hit the ground running."
First year trainee, London
"We have an open-plan office so you basically learn just from being here. I overhear senior solicitors and partners discussing strategy all the time and also chatting to clients on the phone. I have picked up a lot of practical knowledge and soft skills from being so close to the senior people. You also get given a lot of responsibility."
First year trainee, London
"Friendly people, great supervision and training as a trainee. We also have great exposure to a variety of work and clients."
Second year trainee, London
"A genuinely friendly and open culture and trainees are not expected to work ridiculous hours, but are given excellent work and responsibility."
Second year trainee, London
"I get a lot of freedom to deal with my own case load."
First year trainee, Taunton
"The quality of work I have received as a first year is very high. The cases and subject matter are incredibly interesting and the firm clearly places an emphasis to fee-earners on the importance of training. As the firm does mostly defendant work there is very limited trial bundle preparation which all trainees will appreciate as a massive positive."
First year trainee, London
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