Over 350 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.
Kirkland’s London office is located in the Gherkin, perhaps the most distinctive building on the city’s horizon with an international reputation that’s synonymous with ours.
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.
Our small trainee intake each year gives us the freedom to run a less rigid training programme than most big firms…
In my year we had an intake of ten people which is big enough to give you a valuable support network but small enough to provide…
I didn’t expect to go on secondment so early on in my career but the opportunity arose to be part of the legal team at a private…
I joined Kirkland & Ellis having trained at another law firm. I was attracted by the big deals and the truly international nature of the work…
Awards & Recognitions
LawCareers.Net – Best Work Placement Scheme (Vacation Scheme) – City Firm 2020
LawCareers.Net – Best Trainer – US Firm in the City 2019
Lex 100 – Quality of Work 2019/2020
Lex 100 – Living Up To Expectations 2019/2020