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Our commitment to diversity is reflected not only in the Firm’s policies, programmes and committees, but also through our efforts to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from difference.

Our trainees feel the benefit of this culture from the moment their Training Contract begins, through an induction programme that eases them in to their new working environment, with a focus on integration and making sure names and faces are quickly known amongst the whole London team.

All of our partners operate an open door policy, ensuring any questions about cases or deals or an individual’s role and development are dealt with in an unhindered way. The atmosphere this helps to create encourages all of our associates and trainees to collaborate, share knowledge and inspire each other too.

The result for our clients is a team of highly motivated and informed lawyers working on their projects, with everyone making the most of each other’s knowledge and experience to get the best result. This shared commitment to a high standard of working stretches everyone to perform to their greatest abilities and become the best lawyer they can be.

Our lawyers have to work hard but in the supportive and collaborative environment we nurture, the results we deliver are significant and the sense of achievement equally so.


Kirkland & Ellis’s commitment to diversity has made the Firm more vital, more competitive, and better able to serve a broad and varied client base in complex matters. Diversity at Kirkland & Ellis transcends race, gender identity, gender, age, ethnicity and sexual orientation. Our attorneys boast rich and varied backgrounds, knowledge and skills, and we value and encourage diversity with respect to each individual’s work style, career path and experiences.

We work closely with diversity organisations such as Aspiring Solicitors and SEO and many of our current trainees came through this route.

Diversity Champion
Stonewall Top 100
seo london

There’s a real openness about the Firm which makes it easy to work and be yourself here.
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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...
Victoria Eito
Victoria Eito
Trainee, Graduate in History, London School of Economics

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 exposure to all kinds of legal work, learning on the job with partners and associates...

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