Kennedys is a specialist national and international legal firm with unrivalled expertise in litigation and dispute resolution. The firm has more than 900 people globally, across nine UK and seven international locations. Kennedys is a top 50 law firm and the firm's growth and success has been recognised by the 2010 Legal Business Awards, where it was awarded 'Law Firm of the Year' and 'Insurance Team of the Year'. Kennedys is regarded as a leader, not just because it has some of the most respected legal minds in their field — but because they know the importance of being practical, commercial and approachable. Kennedys prides itself on offering its clients clear legal advice.
The purpose of the training contract is to give the trainees a mix of experience and skills that will set them up in their legal career as a solicitor with Kennedys. The firm’s ability to consistently offer the majority of its trainee’s positions on qualification is attributable to producing newly qualified lawyers who are competent, confident and commercially driven. A balance of work experience, responsibility, supervision and formal training achieves this. Kennedys ensures that its trainee solicitors are given sound training in the core disciplines. All partners and supervisors are readily accessible and always ready to offer support when needed.
Kennedys offer a vibrant and supportive working environment built upon its core values; the firm is approachable and responsive, show respect for people, are trustworthy and straightforward and ensure that economic solutions are delivered to clients. Kennedys’ trainees experience early responsibility and client contact as the firm finds that this produces excellent solicitors who are capable of running their own caseload once they qualify.
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Overview25 Fenchurch Avenue
Turnover (£m): 128.50
No. of lawyers: 565 (UK 200)
No. of offices: 3
No. of qualified lawyers: 83 (International 50)
No. of partners: 31