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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Competitive, highly reputable and extremely friendly."
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 process consisted of an online application, two interviews and an online test...."

"The firm's culture is one of the best things about it. I am yet to meet a lawyer..."

"The firm runs a continuous schedule of seminars, lunchtime meetings and other discussions..."

"We receive regular feedback on work and also have career reviews which are a very..."

"The office is next to the centre of Guildford so is in a great location for lunch,..."

"I'm out of the office by 6.30 pm. Past that and you're considered to be staying late!..."

"The trainee pay is good for a firm outside of the City."

"You can get a season ticket loan as well as free taxis and dinners when you work..."

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

"I had situational questions, general business awareness questions and a lot of chat..."

"Eco-team regularly meets and raises awareness on this area."

"We have recently improved the maternity and child care benefits. The firm is generally..."

"I've been given a wide range of work. I am directly involved with a hearing and a..."

"The firm does a lot of pro bono work but it is not always publicised. I have worked..."

"The friendly atmosphere, good level of responsibility, good quality of training as..."

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

"The fact that they are just outside of London. You get the same quality of work and,..."

"Good, although the size of the firm means that business needs don't always allow..."

"As I fill in this survey, we are currently in the middle of "dress down August"!"

"Quality balanced with lifestyle."

"The firm is considering joining a philanthropy programme and is now assessing which..."

"Take trainees' preferences into account when assigning seats more."

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