Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stephenson Harwood LLP

8.0 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2015)
"Friendly, medium-size firm with top quality work."
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
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
 
 

What insiders say about...

"Be yourself. There is no need to feel like they are looking for an answer - it is..."

"In my opinion there are not enough firm social events or clubs but the trainees do..."

"Stephenson Harwood offers a comprehensive induction and on-going training progra..."

"You will often have direct access to partners, unless they are really busy, by doing..."

"Really lovely offices in a nice location in Finsbury Circus. Dress code is smart..."

"There is no 'face-time' culture at the firm, and I have been encouraged to leave..."

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

"The firm has corporate seats at the Royal Albert Hall. If clients don't attend, everyone..."

"There are only eight places per intake and two intakes per year. Three vacation schemes..."

"My interview consisted of general law and competency questions. More competency than..."

"The firm recycles paper."

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

"Main responsibilities include document management, drafting security documents and..."

"The firm has a charity of the year, and runs a programme of events throughout the..."

"Friendly atmosphere and interesting work."

"The firm doesn't have the recognition it deserves outside the legal environment."

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

"Retention rates vary a lot each year as there's only a few of us per intake."

"We have amazing breakfast wraps in the café."

"Impressive track record and intelligent, friendly lawyers."

"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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