Kennedys


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Position: 55
Firm: Kennedys

Turnover: £51.5m
Profit per equity partner: £300K
Earnings per partner: £224K
Equity spread: £120K-£450K
Net profit: £16.3m
Profit margin: 32 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £334K
Revenue per lawyer: £229K
Revenue per partner: £542K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.32m
Total number of fee-earners: 154
Total number of qualified partners: 225
Total number of partners: 95
Total number of equity partners: 39
Total number of female partners: 24
Total number of female equity partners: 1
Total number of staff: 544
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:4.8



INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: 0
2005-06: Insurance/reinsurance 3, non-contentious 2, employment 1
2004-05: Construction 1, insurance/reinsurance 2, litigation/arbitration 2

LATERALS
2006-07: Insurance/reinsurance 1, litigation 2, product liability 1, construction 1
2005-06: Product liability 1
2004-05: Construction 1, insurance/reinsurance 2

Intake as percentage of partnership: 6
New female partners as percentage of intake: 0
Equity structure: 40 equity partners, 44 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Insurance/reinsurance
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Kennedys was active in 2006-07, launching an office in Australia. The Sydney office counted for all but one of the lateral hires made by the partnership. Kennedys scooped four partners and 20 associates from Minter Ellison to set up the new bureau.
However, the firm broke with its usual formula and no internal appointments were made. This compares with 2005-06 and 2004-05, when six and five appointments were made respectively.

  • Web: www.kennedys-law.com
  • Telephone: 020 7638 3688
  • Fax: 020 7638 2212
  • No. of Trainees: 20
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 10
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Dec-07
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: No
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: No
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: Yes
    • Presentation: Yes
  • No. of Seats: 4
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements: N/A
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: N/A
  • GDL/CPE Intake: Not disclosed
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: No
    • Maintenance: No
  • LPC funding
    • Fees:
    • Maintenance: No
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £28,000
    • Qualification: £50,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: No