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Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

Insider review

Offices & Dress

9.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2019)


"The offices are in the Gherkin, which is a great place to go to work every day. We also have a generally relaxed dress code with casual Fridays."
Second year trainee, London
"We have airy, bright and open offices. There's a smart casual dress code with casual Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"You cannot complain when you are in the Gherkin!"
First year trainee, London


"We get good views of London and the office is full of natural light. Our dress code is very casual, comfort is key when you are not seeing a client."
Second year trainee, London
"The Gherkin is a great place to work. Our dress code is very flexible and unstuffy and the Shoreditch hipster look seems to be acceptable when you are not meeting clients."
Second year trainee, London
"The Gherkin is the best building in the City to work in."
Second year trainee, London
"The office is in the Gherkin, which is awesome! The dress code is business casual but is probably a bit more relaxed in practice. We have dress-down Fridays every week."
Second year trainee, I'm currently on secondment in New York but I am based in London.


"It's a great building (the Gherkin) and most associates (even new qualifiers) have their own external office. There's no gym but there are many of these very nearby."
Other - NQ (end of qualification year), London
"The dress code varies between teams but is generally very chilled. We have business casual dress from Monday to Thursday and dress down on Friday."
First year trainee, London
"Our office is in the Gherkin and has great views. There's also a fairly relaxed dress code."
Second year trainee, London


"Fantastic offices and quite a relaxed dress code."
First year trainee, London
"We're in the Gherkin, which is a fantastic building."
Second year trainee, London


"The dress code is business casual. The office is very impressive (located in the Gherkin), and employees have access to the bar at the top."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong (seconded from London)
"We have great view from the offices."
First year trainee, London
"The dress code is business casual, with casual Fridays when jeans are allowed."
First year trainee, London
"We have swanky office in the Gherkin which were recently refurbished so are now very smart with modern, white interiors and nice cafeteria spaces on each floor. The firm also has a smart casual dress code with dress down Fridays."
First year trainee, London
"The Gherkin obviously has great views and allows plenty of sunlight into the office. No frosting on the glass so the office feels very open and light. Located near plenty of restaurants, bars and gyms. Dress code is quite informal - men often wear suits but rarely wear ties; women dress smart but also quite casual and rarely wear a full suit. Fridays are always dress down - mostly jeans and smart top."
First year trainee, London
"The offices are fantastic. The dress code is a bit more casual than other firms (trousers and shirt, no tie needed)."
First year trainee, London
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