Life at Kennedys

Life at Kennedys

At Kennedys, our global strength is centred around how talented and important each and every one of our employees is.  This is reflected in our culture and we think it is crucial that you enjoy the work you do and your working environment. 

Working at Kennedys is exciting, fast paced and varied.  We recognise that it is important for you to have a work life balance that allows you the flexibility to live your life. This is possible with our hybrid working policy which will allow you, unless your role requires you to be office based, to enjoy a split of home and office working. When we are working in the office, to ensure we are always approachable, one of our core values, many of our offices are open plan with break out social areas and rooms available for meetings. We also have a “dress for your day” dress code encouraging you to dress casually whenever possible.


To help us develop our distinct culture and as part of our commitment to promoting equality and diversity, we created global and regional diversity and inclusion employee groups. The groups meet regularly to share ideas, discuss new initiatives and advise on what more we could be doing. But you can also get involved in D&I at Kennedys by volunteering as a mentor,  taking part in D&I events as a speaker, host or organiser, or representing Kennedys at outreach events. All employees across the firm are encouraged to get involved where they can. You’ll be invited to our regular ‘Let’s start the conversation’ webinars with guest speakers covering topics such as mental health, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ+ inclusion and Asperger syndrome. Diversity and inclusion is a priority at Kennedys. This is why we introduced D&I chargeable hour credit. This means that time you spend on D&I activities will be recognised and can count towards your chargeable hours target. 

Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability

In 2020, we joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative which assists businesses in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   Inspired by our five priority SDGs, we have established a global network of CSR Champions who are actively encouraged and supported to participate in challenges and campaigns that can make a difference in the communities where we work. Our champions have access to CSR volunteer hours throughout the year, allowing them to participate in a wide range of initiatives, fundraisers and challenges such as the Action for SDGs campaign, as well as pro bono partnerships and team building experiences to support a variety of causes, and champion a better future for our people, our clients and our planet.

If you would like to join our growing team, view our current vacancies here or contact our HR team.

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Hear from our employees around the world as they talk us through a typical day in their work life and give us an insight of what it’s like working for a global law firm. You can catch up with qualified lawyers about cases they are working on, receive top tips from those that are just starting out in their legal careers and business services professionals will give you an insight into real life at Kennedys.

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Asia Pacific vacancies


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United Kingdom

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    Michael Smale - Senior Associate

    Michael is a Senior Associate in our Taunton office, working in the Professional Liability team.  
    Read Michael's day in the life

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    Ingrid Hu - Associate

    Ingrid is an Associate in our London office, working in the Marine team.

    Read Ingrid's day in the life

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    Muhammad Merali - Litigation Assistant

    Muhammad is a Litigation Assistant in our London office, working in the Professional Liability team
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    Louise McKenna - Document Production Assistant

    Louise is a Document Production Assistant, working at home full time, within our Secretarial team.

    Read Louise's day in the life

United Kingdom vacancies

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