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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, ambitious and engaging."
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...

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

"Trainees generally receive feedback on their work and are paired with a senior associate..."

"Fantastic office that we only moved into four years ago. The location couldn't be..."

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

"Trainee salaries are very generous for an out of City firm."

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

"How do you keep up to date with business news? Where do you see yourself in 5/10..."

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

"People often think of us as a regional firm with local matters but the level of responsibility..."

"In my first year I was involved with lease negotiations for a local history society..."

"The atmosphere is amazing - everyone is so friendly and from day one I have felt..."

"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..."

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

"We have a table-tennis table in our ground floor - excellent fun for lunch breaks!..."

"Quality balanced with lifestyle."

"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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