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8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 3 ratings in 2016)
"Entrepreneurial, forward thinking, dynamic, smaller and better for it."
  • Trainees are given a variety of tasks, including high-quality work, early on.
  • Salaries are market leading and retention rates at the firm are very strong.
  • Hours are often unpredictable and may be especially demanding during busy times.
  • Some trainees felt that there was a lack of formal training at the firm.
6.8 / 10
Formal Training
6.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
9.8 / 10
5.8 / 10
9.0 / 10
7.5 / 10
Pro Bono
9.5 / 10

What insiders say about...

"Candidates should have a clear answer to "Why law?" And "Why K&E?". Research into..."

"The structure is: equity partners, salaried partners, associates, and then trainees...."

"The legal training programme is over a lunch. Attendance is compulsory."

"Associates are great at explaining things and really do take the time to help out...."

"The offices are fantastic. The dress code is a bit more casual than other firms (trousers..."

"The start time is pretty flexible - people tend to arrive between 9:00an and 9.45am...."

"We are extremely well remunerated."

"Taxis after 9.00 pm and dinner after 7.00 pm, both paid for by the firm."

"When I applied there was only one round of interviews, which consisted of four consecutive..."

"I was asked a variety of questions including: What is private equity? Why US firm?..."

"Recycling has been greatly improved and efforts are made to ensure lights are on..."

"All diversity programmes are very well supported and have regular events."

"You get as much responsibility as you can handle – I enjoy the variety and difficulty..."

"All associates and trainees are required to do a certain number of pro bono hours..."

"Early responsibility. Private Equity focussed. Intelligent colleagues."


"I completed a vacation scheme here which was the best insight into working life at..."

"Retention rates are very strong at the firm."

"Our New York office is used for external shots of the US TV show 'Suits'."

"Hard-working, market-leading, meritocracy."

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