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Why your firm?

2017

"I worked here as a paralegal a year before applying and was extremely impressed with the responsibility, quality of work and working environment."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"They are an insurance heavyweight and, during the whole process of applying, I felt that Kennedys were a genuinely 'nice' firm. I really enjoyed each stage of my application and felt that I fitted in."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"The people seemed friendly, the work seemed interesting and the hours seemed reasonable."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's good reputation, growth and expansion. I liked the variety of departments and number of offices."
Second year trainee, London
"The vacation scheme was friendly and welcoming."
First year trainee, London
"Good-quality work and good clients with exposure from an early stage. There was a friendly working environment with good hours and the firm is continuously developing and growing."
First year trainee, London
"The international and ever-expanding footprint. Its renowned expertise in insurance litigation was a key factor in my decision to apply to Kennedys."
First year trainee,
"I read a lot about how it has a great work/life balance. That was always more important to me than the salary. Their rankings in the Legal 500 were also part of what convinced me."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The culture, the prestigious place within its market (it is the top firm for all things insurance) and the encouragement you get to work your way up through the firm."
First year trainee, London
"Really interesting work and good feedback on trainee support and retention."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"There is a strong focus on insurance, which is of interest to me. It's a competitive firm within the Manchester market that's distinctive and not a 'one-stop' full-service law firm."
First year trainee, Manchester
"Meeting the graduate recruitment team at a law fair – they were very approachable and honest. The firm's reputation for insurance law and employment law."
First year trainee, London
"Its reputation within the healthcare sector."
Second year trainee, London
"The values and their strong presence in the clinical negligence industry."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"One of the top two insurance firms and their great disputes work."
Second year trainee, London
"The reputation the firm has in liability and healthcare work."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"I was encouraged to apply here as it is a large firm with international links."
First year trainee, Sheffield
"I was never interested in working in London, however, I wanted to work for a large firm with a London presence. Further, I find that I work much better within a relaxed and supportive working environment. From my research I could see that Kennedys ticked both of these boxes and my impression hasn't changed since I joined the firm!"
Second year trainee, Sheffield
"I was encouraged to apply here after I attended a careers lecture, where a few of the trainees spoke about their experience at the firm. It was a really interesting talk, the firm sounded good fun and the trainees were easy to talk to."
Second year trainee, London
"I attended an open day and was encouraged by the warmness of those I met - they aren't 'corporate types' as I had come across elsewhere. In addition, I had an interest in insurance work, albeit no experience, and their strong litigation reputation."
Second year trainee, London
"I come from an insurance background. I loved the ethos of the firm when at the assessment day, and it was the only assessment day that I actually enjoyed."
First year trainee, London
"Kennedys' philosophy stood out from the crowd and the reality has totally lived up to it, as have the people who work here."
Second year trainee, London
"My interest in the type of work the firm carries out encouraged me to apply here."
Second year trainee, Manchester
"I was drawn to the firm as I believe that they are the market leaders in defendant litigation, and the firm gave me the opportunity to complete up to four contentious seats. It also has a strong track record in respect of trainee retention rates."
First year trainee, London
"The firm's reputation in the insurance sector made them attractive to me."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"The atmosphere, the quality of work and the insurance focus all encouraged me to apply to the firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Kennedys seemed like a friendly firm where you could hit the ground running - and this is indeed what it really is like."
First year trainee, London
"Kennedys respects the fact that you have experience as a paralegal rather than looking down on it as many other firms might do. They look for talent and ability and a genuine and driven person."
First year trainee, London
"The work/life balance at Kennedys is amazing for such a big firm and the people are genuinely friendly."
Second year trainee, London
"I was attracted to the firm by the staff I had met, the reputation, and the pay!"
First year trainee, Sheffield
"Kennedys is reputable firm and I want to do defendant work; I had experience dealing with professional negligence claims in the past and was interested in this area of practice."
First year trainee, Taunton
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