Over 500 lawyers work in our London office, on some of the most complex, high value and high-profile international matters. You’ll be heavily involved in real deals and cases with them, not just listening and learning but relied upon to make a valuable contribution.
Your success goes hand in hand with ours, so we are passionately committed to your personal development and career progression. Join us and you will receive quality training right through to qualification and beyond.
Our work is demanding, challenging, thrilling, high-profile and involves extremely talented clients from businesses in all industries and sectors. Working in this environment will stretch your intellect and make you more than just a lawyer.
Meet The People
Sarah Jordan and Andrej Wolf
Trainees at Kirkland seize the opportunity to take ownership of every task and make things happen for their clients and team. We reward them with real responsibility.
Trainees spend the majority of their time working on real deals and cases gaining exposure to partners who are working at the top of their game…
Being a Kirkland trainee exceeded every expectation I had of my training contract…
I joined Kirkland having trained at another law firm. I was attracted by the big deals and the truly international nature of the work…
This is a meritocratic firm, where trainees aren’t limited by a fixed view of what trainees can do…
Awards & Recognitions
The Legal 500 Future Lawyers – Client contact 2022/2023
The Legal 500 Future Lawyers – Confidence of being kept on 2022/2023
Legal Cheek – Most admired firm 2023 (commendation)
Law.com International – The British Legal Awards – Private Equity team of the year 2022