Survey Results - Trainee feedback on Howard Kennedy

The lowdown - Trainees (in their own words) on Howard Kennedy

Why did you choose this firm over any others? ‘Size and departments offered’, ‘culture and practice areas’, ‘I had experience here and the inclusion and general culture appealed to me’, ‘the reputation in areas of law I am interested in, the people and the culture’

Best thing about the firm? ‘People and culture’, ‘culture’, ‘the culture of openness and approachability’, ‘the people and inclusive culture’, ‘business development and pro bono opportunities are rife, also early responsibility’ 

Worst thing about the firm? ‘Pay’, ‘lack of clarity regarding seat preferences’, ‘no dedicated staff canteen’, ‘lower salaries than other firms’, ‘lack of canteen’ 

Best moment? ‘Client work’, ‘getting amazing feedback from clients and supervisors’, ‘dealing with an adjudication from start to finish and taking a lead role drafting the client’s statements of case’

Worst moment? ‘Dealing with an ultra-stressed supervisor’, ‘starting my training contract remotely’, ‘long transactions’, ‘starting my training contract working from home. By now I am used to it, but it was tricky to begin with’ 

The Legal 500 Future Lawyers verdict on Howard Kennedy