Start your legal career at one of the premier African law firms, where you get exposure to high-end, top-quality work.

What we offer

Our firm is not simply a place of work; it is also the place where professional experience is developed and lasting relationships are formed. In working with us you will get access to:

  • on-the-job training and mentorship;
  • experience and exposure to various practice areas as a result of quarterly rotations; and
  • the ability to interact with our highly competent advocates of the High Court and other lawyers across our geographical footprint.

Our Pupillage Programme

We look for lawyers aspiring to complete their training as Kenyan advocates - well-rounded people with a high level of academic achievement and commercial awareness.

To be considered for a pupillage position, applicants must have:

  • KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) and demonstration of strong academic achievement
  • LLB student Qualification (upper second class honours and above)
  • Admitted to Advocate Training Programme at the Kenya School of Law
  • Be outgoing, curious, ambitious and commercially-minded with a passion to succeed as a lawyer in a top law firm in Africa

How To Apply

Applications for the 2024 Pupillage Programme are open.

To apply send the following documents to the email address below:

  • a cover letter;
  • your current CV highlighting any relevant work experience and extracurricular activities;
  • copies of all academic certificates (primary, secondary and university)and transcripts;
  • a copy of your national identity card or passport; and
  • a personal statement of no more than 800 words, stating why you are suited for a pupillage position with Bowmans.

Please send your complete application to:

Pupillage Partner
Bowmans (Coulson Harney LLP)
[email protected]

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2023. Pupillage interviews as well as written assessments will be conducted from May 2023.

CS Graduate Programme

Our programme is designed to provide hands-on experience and training in all aspects of company secretarial work, including corporate governance, compliance, and board management.

We are looking for recent graduates who are passionate about corporate law, possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and are eager to learn and grow within a dynamic and fast-paced environment. As part of our programme, you will work alongside experienced professionals and be given a chance to make a real impact in the company.”

To be considered for the graduate programme position, applicants must have

  • KCSE Certificate (or equivalent) and demonstration of strong academic achievement
  • Holder of a degree in any business field
  • Completed CS Section 4 or above
  • Be outgoing, curious, ambitious and have a passion to succeed in the company secretarial field

Please send your complete application to:
[email protected]

The closing date for applications is 31 May 2023. Graduate programme interviews will be conducted from June 2023.

Our Virtual Work Experience Programme

We offer a Virtual Experience Programme, which provides an opportunity for you to participate in some of the tasks we would normally assign to students on site. This online self-paced programme requires no prior experience and is designed to grant you a sneak peek into the world of corporate law at Bowmans. All you need to do is create your profile and enrol to complete one (or more) of the activities on offer here.

There are five modules for you to work through. Complete all of them and move a step closer to identifying whether a career in corporate law is for you and possibly your preferred area of law. You’ll be awarded a certificate in recognition of your experience which you can add to your resume and social media profiles.