Get the inside buzz from graduates at Stevens & Bolton LLP

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2016)
"Friendly, hard-working, innovative."
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.

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