The best start here

This is your chance to start your career with our ambitious, exciting firm. We’re driven, inquisitive and dedicated to always doing our best. So naturally, we’ll expect the same from you. Join us to take on more exposure, more responsibility and more opportunity.

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IMPORTANT DATES

UK

Training contracts

Commencing March 2025 and September 2025

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 31 July 2023

Winter placement scheme

12 December – 16 December 2022

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 6 November 2022

Spring placement scheme

27 March – 6 April 2023

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 31 January 2023

Summer placement schemes

12 June – 23 June 2023

26 June – 7 July 2023

10 July – 21 July 2023

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 31 January 2023

Apprenticeships

The date for our next intake of apprentices is September 2023.

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 28 February 2023

Open days

Applications open: 1 October 2022
Applications close: 31 January 2023

Virtual open days

23 November 2022
7 December 2022

London office open days

18 January 2023
15 March 2023

Hong Kong

Training contracts

Commencing September 2023

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 31 January 2023

Dubai

Summer placement 2023 and training contracts commencing September 2024 and March 2025

Applications open: 1 October 2022

Applications close: 31 January 2023

Paris

Commencing January 2023 and July 2023

Applications open: Now

Applications close: To be confirmed

Opportunities

Experiencing our culture and the way we work first-hand will help you decide if we’re the right firm for you. We offer a variety of opportunities for you to come and get to know us.

Training contracts

As an international law firm, we offer a variety of international opportunities to our trainees.  This is your chance to expand your horizons, experience new cultures and explore our global network with a training contract in London, Hong Kong, Dubai or Paris. 

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Placement schemes

Get a real feel for working at Stephenson Harwood with our  placements in London, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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Open days

Come along to one of our open days in London to gain an insight into the day-to-day life of a lawyer at an international law firm.

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Apprenticeships

Our solicitor apprenticeship in London is a great opportunity to kick start your career in the legal profession and study at the same time.

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Scholarships

Our scholarships for students studying in the UK have been designed to help overcome the barriers to entering a career in law.  You could receive £15,000 per year to cover university fees and contribute to living expenses.

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Bright sparks

We offer one week's work experience in our London office for year 12 students interested in finding out more about a future in law.

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Where you could work

London

From our London headquarters we advise our international client base on complex legal matters in a pragmatic and commercial way.

Hong Kong

Our Hong Kong office is our largest office outside of London and offers a comprehensive spectrum of Stephenson Harwood’s global services.

Dubai

Our Dubai office is our hub for the Middle East and is known for providing commercial and robust solutions in fast-moving situations.

Paris

Our Paris office is a growing team providing a broad range of legal services to a French and international client base.