Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, human, ambitious."
8.0 / 10
Formal Training
8.0 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.7 / 10
7.3 / 10
7.2 / 10
7.2 / 10
Pro Bono
6.3 / 10


  • 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


  • 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

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"Keep up-to-date on where the firm is expanding and, if possible, what strategy it..."

"Generally everyone trusts you to get your own work done and manage your own time..."

"We attend PSC courses throughout our training contract, during which we develop multiple..."

"We are given feedback by our supervisors in our mid-seat and end-seat reviews. I..."

"Offices are very light, comfortable and clean."

"There is no 'face-time' culture. You are only expected to stay when there is wor..."

"All trainees in London are at fairly comparative rates."

"The firm has a heavy involvement with arts, and frequently has privileged tickets..."

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

"Questions regarding my degree, competency questions, hobbies/life outside work, previous..."

"The firm recycles paper."

"There is a diversity committee but I have never been involved. There are some departments..."

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

"There has been a big push recently to do more charitable work."

"The other staff are incredibly friendly and the small intake means you are personally..."

"Unpredictable workload."

"I applied here because the firm has a strong litigation practice group whilst being..."

"Retention rate are brilliant. The firm is clear that every trainee who starts has..."

"We have amazing breakfast wraps in the café."

"Friendly, balanced, understanding."

"We have outreach programmes for school children from less privileged backgrounds..."

"Increase the number of extra-curricular and sporting events organised by the fir..."

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