Stephenson Harwood LLP graduate opportunities

Diversity

8.6 / 10

(based on 13 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The firm has a diversity champion with various initiatives."
Second year trainee, London
"I have not had any negative experiences as a gay man."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is very open and inclusive. My intake at the firm is very diverse with people from lots of different backgrounds. Stephenson Harwood also invests a lot of time in outreach programmes to help break down the barriers into law."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is very committed to these issues but the real effect has yet to be seen. I think some older views pervade at the more senior levels but there are some very good associates and female partners who are pushing for changes. There are also lots of programmes geared towards social mobility, which I have been involved in, including work for the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and working with disadvantaged schools."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is very diverse in terms of cultures, religions and ethnic minorities. We have a multi-faith prayer room in both the London office and Dubai office."
First year trainee, London/Dubai
"Our firm is one of the very few law firms in the City with a female leader."
First year trainee, London

2015

"As a firm we have strong ties with the Bromley By Bow Centre, which has some really inspiring initiatives we can get involved in."
First year trainee, London
"There are strong efforts being made to improve our social diversification (which are already quite good compared to similar firms) such as visiting schools in deprived areas, taking in work experience students from these schools, and providing employment tips to them. We are partnered with the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and lead the Access to Law programme, which offers disadvantaged young people improved access to a career in law."
First year trainee, London
"There is clearly a growing commitment to diversity in the firm. I attended a diversity training programme which was very interesting too."
First year trainee, London

2014

"Good benefits for people with families. There a lot of high-powered senior women in the firm and I have never heard or come across any diversity issues."
First year trainee, London
"There is a diversity committee but I have never been involved. There are some departments with no female partners, which is disappointing."
Second year trainee, London
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