What if

YOU WANT TO BE PART
OF A FIRM WITH A
LEADING REPUTATION?

190 lawyers work in our London office, on some of the most complex, high value and high profile matters in Europe. Within a month, 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.

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1 ICONIC LONDON
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190 LAWYERS

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MULTI-AWARD
WINNING FIRM

When you join Kirkland & Ellis as a trainee you’ll quickly be part of the team providing solutions to high profile brands such as Facebook, Blackberry, Avis Budget Group, Pfizer and Bain Capital, as well as major private equity firms behind some of the biggest corporate transactions.

Industry Acclaim

The matters you’re involved in will continue to grow our reputation for top quality corporate work, that’s been recognised by our peers as well as with industry awards.

The way we work and what we deliver has been praised by Chambers who said we provide a “terrific combination of creative problem solving, high-quality execution and exceptional attention to detail.”

Our recent awards include:

Top Tier for Restructuring 
(IFLR1000, 2016)

Tier 2 Ranking for UK Private Equity
(IFLR1000, 2016)

Top Tier for Banking & Finance
(Chambers and Partners, 2016)

LawCareers.net honoured Kirkland & Ellis International LLP as the ‘Best trainer - US Firm in the City’ during its twelfth annual Training & Recruitment Awards ceremony in London in May 2015. The awards, which recognise the best recruiters and trainers among law firms, were based on a large survey of more than 2,300 trainee and newly qualified solicitors. It is the fifth year in a row that Kirkland & Ellis has been recognised at the awards.

Meet the people

Rajinder Bassi
Rajinder Bassi
Training Principal

Our small trainee intake each year gives us the freedom to run a less rigid training programme than most big firms...
Yushra Raheem
Yushra Raheem
Trainee, Graduate in Law, Queen Mary University, London

I participated in the Vacation Scheme which gave me a really good insight into Kirkland & Ellis. I was looking for a US firm with a market leading reputation and a strong focus on private equity...
 

An award winning firm