Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Great work, friendly, small intake."
Culture
8.0 / 10
 
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
 
Hours
7.3 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.2 / 10
 
Pro Bono
6.3 / 10
 
 

Pros

  • The firm has a friendly atmosphere and colleagues at all levels are approachable
  • Trainees work in small teams and therefore get a high level of responsibility
  • The London office provides a great environment to work in and is well located
  • A lot of training is provided by the firm and there are many opportunities to develop new skills

Cons

  • Hours can be quite unpredictable at times
  • The firm doesn't have the name recognition of some of its peers
  • Trainees may have to undertake a certain amount of more administrative work
  • There could be more extracurricular activities or sports clubs organised by the firm

What insiders say about...

"Be very familiar with your presentation so you can relax whilst giving it off the..."

"The culture is great - there is no pressure to socialise but opportunities are there..."

"There are plenty of training sessions from both internal and external speakers. Some..."

"It's very useful to be able to learn from watching and working with solicitors and..."

"Our office is a Grade I listed, marble clad building kitted out in steel and glass;..."

"I have worked longer hours when completing a deal but no all-nighters so far. I can..."

"Training contract pay is pretty standard, although it drops off a bit as you progress..."

"Perks include: privileged tickets to the Royal Albert Hall, season ticket loan, gym..."

"Application, English language and maths test for the vacation scheme. Then an interview..."

"I was asked: "What do you know about the law?"; "When have you failed at something?";..."

"There are recycling bins everywhere and we are encouraged not to waste paper, et..."

"There is clearly a growing commitment to diversity in the firm. I attended a diversity..."

"In my current seat I have had some client interaction, although it is currently less..."

"Unfortunately I have not done any pro bono during my training contract. However,..."

"The high level of responsibility given to trainees and variety of work."

"There could be more organised social events."

"I applied to the firm because it has an expanding range of capabilities, and an impressive..."

"As far as I'm aware, very, very few people are not retained at the firm during qualification...."

"Sharon White, the firm's CEO, also trained here."

"Ambitious, commercially-focused, approachable."

"We run a mentoring scheme with a London school. Vacation schemes are paid."

"The option to do a seat in Paris would be great."

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