Howard Kennedy

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Based on London Bridge, Howard Kennedy are an approachable, commercial and responsive law firm. Their solicitors work with entrepreneurial businesses, funders, wealthy individuals and their families. Sector specialisms include financial services, retail and leisure, real estate, media and technology, high-net-worth individuals and sportspeople. Howard Kennedy have around 90 partners and 370 employees in total under the Management Executive Committee of Managing Partner, Craig Emden, Chief Executive Officer, Ian Harvey, and Executive Director, Irena Molloy. Their lawyers have a wide variety of knowledge about different sectors and coupled with their technical legal skills, offer sound business support - not just legal advice in a vacuum. The firm plays an active part in the local community and every year nominates a charity that they support through fundraising and pro-bono work. In 2016-17, this was mental health foundation MQ and Howard Kennedy funded research that is transforming the understanding of depression and anxiety.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Company

57% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

Client/brand values are: approachable, commercial, professional, responsive, excellent value. An engagement group prioritised three areas: leadership, my team and giving something back. A monthly drinks 'trolley' encourages people to talk to each other more.

My Team

79% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

Howard Kennedy support people on the job through stretching opportunities. Frameworks set out what people need to do to progress. Senior business leaders have a business book club to read and discuss the latest management thinking.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

Points are awarded for going above and beyond, through Cottrills Reward, with prizes including days out, domestic appliances, luxury goods and technology. Once a month, staff have a drink and chat with their colleagues. Staff can take one day's leave to volunteer.

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Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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