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About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with unrivalled expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, particularly in the insurance and liability industries. The top 30 law firm has approximately 2,000 people globally, across 38 UK and international locations.

Our two-year training contract allows you to develop relevant experience and skills that will set you up in your career as an excellent solicitor. During your training contract, you’ll complete four six-month seats across our core practice areas of Insurance and Reinsurance, Liability and Commercial. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities to global offices and UK clients.

Kennedys are also excited to announce we will be introducing a new innovative training programme for graduates.  Our programme will prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification that is coming into effect from Autumn 2021. The new SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows you to start working and earning at Kennedys immediately after university, while gaining qualifying legal work experience in one of our teams before sitting the SQE1 and SQE2 exams to qualify as a solicitor.  You will also be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate from BPP. Applications for our new SQE Training Programme for 2021 open 1 May 2020.

We’re here to make a difference for our clients, and each other, every day. We empower our people to deliver the very best work and reach their full potential.

We are a fresh-thinking firm, and are not afraid to bring new ideas to the table beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We combine talent, innovation, specialist technology and commercial perspectives to create the best outcomes for every one of our clients.

We offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon our core values of being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work for.  

Our careers film highlights that our global strength is centred around how talented and important each and every one of our employees are. 

Main areas of work

Kennedys lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services for many industries including: insurance/reinsurance, healthcare, construction, local government, rail sectors, maritime and international trade – with a particular focus on dispute resolution and litigation.


We have 38 office locations around the world: Austin, Auckland, Basking Ridge, Belfast, Birmingham, Bogota, Brussels, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Chicago, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Lima, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Manchester, Mexico City, Miami, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Sheffield, Singapore, Sydney, Taunton.



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    Organisation's locations: 
    Nationwide - 32 around the world
    Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 

    The UK 300 rank

    223 out of 300

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