Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"A City firm outside of the City."
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...

"The application consists of a written application, an aptitude test, an interview..."

"The firm is incredibly friendly, and everyone is approachable and helpful regardless..."

"There is extensive in-firm training on a variety of topics. Some is trainee-specific..."

"The trainee supervisors are good mentors and other members of staff, particularly..."

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

"Depending on which department you are working in the hours are generally very fair...."

"The trainee salary is good, although I think the jump to a qualifying salary is small..."

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

"I did the vacation placement for S&B so went through quite a vigorous assessment..."

"I was asked to discuss a recent topic that had caught my attention in the legal news,..."

"There is a very active eco-team at the firm who are committed to reducing our carbon..."

"There is some commitment to encouraging diversity."

"As a trainee you are entrusted with similar work to that of a junior lawyer and you..."

"I have undertaken pro bono work in one of my seats where we offered legal assistance..."

"The great atmosphere and really rewarding work."

"No canteen, lack of convenient parking at the office."

"I applied here due to the firm's reputation for being a big name in the South East..."

"The firm has a very high retention rate and will put a lot of effort into finding..."

"We have themed drinks on the last Thursday of every month, which is organised by..."

"A place where everyone will smile at you as you pass them."

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

"I'd like a bit more transparency on seat allocation."

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