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"The small intake, nice offices and good pay."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm's reputation within the market and the size of the trainee intake. It's not too big and not too small."
Second year trainee, London
"The people and the vacation scheme. It is key to do a vacation scheme as we predominantly hire from it."
Second year trainee, London
"The fact that it was growing so rapidly at the time (which it continues to do) and houses some of the leading lawyers in the market."
Second year trainee, London
"The people, the open and entrepreneurial atmosphere and the private equity focus."
Second year trainee, London
"I attended an open day where I met a partner from Kirkland's corporate department who did a presentation on private equity. I then did some research on the firm and was interested in its entrepreneurial spirit, small intake and flat hierarchy."
Second year trainee, I'm currently on secondment in New York but I am based in London.


"The firm's reputation as a market-leading private equity firm."
Second year trainee, London
"Out of all of my experiences at law firms, I enjoyed my experience at Kirkland the most."
First year trainee, London
"The opportunity to work with the best private equity lawyers."
First year trainee, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
"It's a market leader in terms of individual lawyers, teams, clients and salary."
Second year trainee, London
"The small size of the London office and the trainee intake. I also liked the opportunities for progression."
Other - NQ (end of qualification year), London


"My interest in private equity. The size of the trainee intake. Exposure to international clients and deals."
First year trainee, London
"The prospect of getting to do good-quality work and being trusted with a high level of responsibility."
First year trainee, London


"I applied here because Kirkland & Ellis is an international firm with a small intake and small office, it has a strong reputation in several practice areas, and I enjoyed the vacation scheme."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"I was encouraged to apply by a number of reasons: my interest in private equity and experience in the sector; Kirkland's reputation in the number of practice areas; the opportunity to work for international clients and on international transactions."
First year trainee, London
"I completed a vacation scheme here which was the best insight into working life at the firm and the types of work undertaken. I also previously worked in banking at a US firm so like the fast pace and exposure to international work. I was also keen to get early exposure so knew that I wanted to be part of a small intake."
First year trainee, London
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