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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)
"Friendly and ambitious."
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...

"I would advise applying for a vacation scheme with the firm. They're really keen..."

"There is a great working environment at S&B. We share a room with our supervisor,..."

"The supervision is excellent and partners or more junior lawyers will always spend..."

"Partners are very approachable and any 'silly' questions have been answered without..."

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

"The hours required can vary depending on the department that you are sitting in and..."

"The salary is good for a regional firm."

"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..."

"What makes a good lawyer? Why do you want to work in Guildford? I was also asked..."

"The firm is working towards becoming a paperless office, and there is an Eco Team..."

"The firm is improving all the time in terms of diversity; it really listens to everyone's..."

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

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

"The exposure to clients - I have my own case files (although obviously am supervised..."

"Occasionally a bit of the department admin work falls to the trainees."

"I was keen to apply to firms in Guildford and, after researching the firm, I could..."

"Retention rates are generally very good. The firm specialises in corporate law and..."

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

"Friendly, genuine and client-focused."

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

"There could be a little more clarity in relation to seat rotation."

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