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Kennedys Graduate Jobs

London, Greater London
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Life at Kennedys for graduates

We are a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors including insurance and reinsurance, aviation, banking and finance, construction and engineering, healthcare, life sciences, marine, public sector, rail, real estate, retail, shipping and international trade, sport and leisure, transport and logistics and travel and tourism. But we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims. What we do Insurance claims and coverage expertise is deeply ingrained in every office globally. We provide advice across all lines including:

  • Aviation
  • Marine and energy
  • Property and casualty; including property damage, contractors and product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor liability
  • Financial lines; including directors' and officers' liability, financial institutions and professional indemnity
  • Speciality risks; including cyber, fine art and specie, political risks and life and health.

We also advise clients on commercial dispute resolution, company and commercial law, corporate recovery, employment, environment, health and safety, fraud and regulatory defence.

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you’ll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

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Life at Kennedys

Many of our partners, including our Senior Partner, began their life in law as a trainee with us. Our training contracts and summer associate program are designed to develop lawyers who will be the future of Kennedys.

UK trainees

Our two-year training contract allows you to develop relevant experience and skills that will set you up in your career as an excellent solicitor. During your training contract, you’ll complete four six-month seats across our core practice areas of Insurance and reinsurance, Liability, Healthcare and Commercial. We also offer exciting secondment opportunities to our Hong Kong office and UK clients.

We offer training to ensure that you are supported throughout your training contract. You’ll be given the opportunity to attend in-house and external seminars, whilst having access to a large array of online skills and technical learning via our internal Learning Management System.

We currently offer training contracts in our Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, London, Manchester and Taunton offices, and applications are now open.


We have supported Age International, as our selected corporate charity, since 2015. With projects in 33 countries, Age International supports older people in developing countries.

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