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8.4 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2019)


"As an LGBT person, I've always felt comfortable in Kennedys. However, there hasn't been any support from the firm in this regard and it isn't mentioned at all. It would be nice to have some opportunities to work with the firm further on this. I do know that the firm is committed to gender equality and reducing the pay gap."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"I can't really speak much to the recruitment element, but the firm is very good at providing support around childcare and has a very good offering on maternity leave."
First year trainee, London
"Kennedys is a hugely diverse place to work. There are more women in each team than there are men and, while I personally know several, the firm has a commitment to increase the number of female partners at the firm. As someone educated at a state school and the first in my family to attain a university education, I am grateful that the firm recruits from a range of backgrounds."
Second year trainee, London


"Diversity is not an issue that is often 'pushed' but the overall approach of the firm is to treat everyone with respect. This very much seems to be the case from my experience. There appears to be a good balance of female partners and it certainly isn't an 'old boys club' type of firm. There is a 'women in insurance' group that holds seminar type meetings a few times a year (that men are also encouraged to attend), which I have found to be very inspirational."
Second year trainee, London
"There does not seem to be any discrimination against gender, race, culture, ethnicity or sexuality. The maternity package is a bit lacking and there could be better benefits packages, but there are some good things such as health insurance and childcare vouchers."
First year trainee, Manchester


"The latest partner promotions were all women, which is great news. There could be more female partners, but it is heading in the right direction. Kennedys represents people from all backgrounds and diversities but I think promotion and structure could be improved."
Second year trainee, Birmingham
"There isn't a lot of express information or literature on diversity but one of our core values is that everyone respects each other. This is strongly pushed."
First year trainee, London
"Most of the partners are male but there seems to be an even mix of men and women across the firm. I would not say that the firm is particularly diverse in other ways but they may be working to change this. The firm seems to allow flexible working for people with childcare commitments."
First year trainee, London
"There is a good balance between men and women. However, the London office is not very ethnically diverse at the moment."
First year trainee, London


"Maternity pay is very good and the firm promotes flexible working hours along with providing vouchers to accommodate childcare. Working from home is also available for those with a long commute."
Second year trainee,
"While Kennedys doesn't do much to actively promote diversity, it is very clear that respect for each other is a key value."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is really good at promoting flexible working for parents and lots of people work from home or part time to fit around childcare needs."
First year trainee, Cambridge
"There aren't a lot of ethnic minorities but that may be the nature of a City firm. I saw no problems during the recruitment process."
First year trainee, London
"I haven't seen diversity being actively encouraged but I don't think it is a problem."
Second year trainee, London


"As a woman I have found all of the men to be extremely respectful and have not encountered any issues with sexism. The firm are also very supportive of working parents allowing them to work flexible hours to suit childcare needs."
Second year trainee, Sheffield
"I have never witnessed any form of discrimination against any type of person in my three and a half years here. Indeed there are more women than men in this office, and the firm as a whole has a respectable number of female partners. I have colleagues from various ethnic backgrounds and from the LGBT community. Maternity and paternity leave is never frowned upon."
First year trainee, Chelmsford


"Kennedys appears to be very good at hiring and keeping women, and genuinely supports maternity/paternity and family obligations. I do note, however, that its minority representation is somewhat limited, as is the representation of alternative sexualities."
Second year trainee, London
"Most of the fee earners in my team are women, so I don't think are any problems here with gender diversity."
First year trainee, London
"I think the firm's diversity is very good, especially in the new generation, NQ's and solicitors."
First year trainee, London
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