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2019

"I was really taken with the possibilities of doing a seat abroad and the fact that the firm works within small teams so it really allows you to understand the specialisms of the practice groups."
First year trainee, London
"The small trainee intake makes it easier to get involved and be responsible for more than you would at a larger firm. I think that this, coupled with the firm's strong international client base and interesting cases, represents a real opportunity to get the most out of your training contract in a friendly and positive environment."
Second year trainee, London
"It's a small trainee intake paired with exciting work, high levels of responsibility and the opportunity to spend six months abroad."
Second year trainee, London
"The size of the firm and of the trainee intake as well as the international opportunities."
Second year trainee, London
"The research I undertook showed me that the firm has a good culture and that trainees get a high degree of responsibility at an early stage."
First year trainee, London
"The variety of work, the high levels of responsibility and the culture."
Second year trainee, London

2018

"I had met people from the firm in a previous non-law job that I held and liked what they said about it."
First year trainee, London
"The quality of work and level of responsibility is high but the firm is also very international in scope."
Second year trainee, London
"Its size and international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"It has a strong art law practice, which is fairly rare for a firm of this size and quality."
First year trainee, London
"The small intake and international focus."
First year trainee, London
"Hearing positive feedback from a friend who worked at the firm."
First year trainee, London
"The size, my experience on the placement scheme, the people I met and the international opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"It's a full-service law firm with a wide spectrum of expertise in a variety of industry sectors. It also has a strong presence in the Asian markets and the internal friendliness really came across when I met Stephenson Harwood people at law school fairs."
First year trainee, London

2015

"I applied here because the firm has a strong litigation practice group whilst being multi-service."
First year trainee, London
"I was attracted to the small size of the trainee intakes and the friendly atmosphere, as well as the calibre of the clients and work on offer."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm's reputation, practice areas, size of intake, trainees' responsibilities, scope of work, and good feedback I had heard about the training process were all factors in my decision to apply to the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I applied to the firm because it has an expanding range of capabilities, and an impressive portfolio of recent activity in a range of sectors."
First year trainee, London
"I chose to apply for a training contract at the firm because I wanted a good work/life balance but with a high quality of work."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The potential for international secondments, the relatively small number of trainees, the fact that the firm was (and still is!) performing well financially at a time when many of its competitors were announcing losses."
Second year trainee, London
"Being a mid-size firm, rather than a large firm means smaller teams - I like to feel like a member of the firm rather than just another one of a vast number of trainees. Means potential for greater responsibility/exposure to interesting work as well. Expertise in litigation and international."
First year trainee, London
"Relatively small trainee-intake, international opportunities, full-service firm, great offices, friendly people, growing firm."
First year trainee, London
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