Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"A firm which offers the very highest standard of work at competitive..."
8.8 / 10
Formal Training
8.3 / 10
Offices & Dress
8.4 / 10
8.3 / 10
8.2 / 10
7.4 / 10
Pro Bono
6.8 / 10


  • Trainees are exposed to a variety of high-level work and are given good responsibility from the outset.
  • There’s a very social culture with many events organised outside of work.
  • Trainees are not expected to work late and are encouraged to leave the office if they’re working beyond contracted hours.
  • Training programmes are well thought out and enhance development.


  • Some felt that the qualification salary could be slightly more attractive.
  • There aren’t many communal areas for socialising.
  • Some trainees felt that they didn’t have as much input in their seat choices as they’d like.
  • The firm doesn’t perform as much pro bono work as some trainees would like.

What insiders say about...

"Research the firm's work and why you are attracted to this firm, particularly in..."

"We have a very sociable atmosphere and get to do some socialising outside of work..."

"We undertook extensive IT training when we first started and also had a varied induction..."

"My supervisor sees me bi-weekly for a catch up in addition to spending every day..."

"The office is modern and up to date, with two people sharing a room. Based in the..."

"Fairly flexible – you're not required to work late unless it's necessary and working..."

"The salary and benefits are very good, particularly for a firm outside of London...."

"We have a ping pong table and the firm organises tournaments. There are also whole-firm..."

"I went through two interviews and an online psychometric test."

"Generally, I was asked about my interest in law, my previous work experience, my..."

"We have eco-incentives and a paper-lite office. However, many people still ask for..."

"There has been a strong commitment to diversity with respect to women. My entire..."

"The work and the amount of client contact you get varies between department: you..."

"I have done limited pro bono work – we do work for a tech clinic – but I am unaware..."

"Interesting and challenging work from a wide range of clients."

"The firm is in a slightly less desirable location than others."

"I applied to S&B because I wanted to train in a place where I was given the attention..."

"The firm works hard to keep people, and retention rates are good, with many trainees..."

"We have an office choir which consists of senior partners, trainees, secretaries,..."

"Friendly, hard-working, innovative."

"As far as I can see the firm doesn't appear to discriminate based on background."

"I think there should be more opportunities for pre-trainees to attend certain firm..."

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