Seven reasons why Stephenson Harwood is a great place to start your legal career

by Stephenson Harwood trainee solicitors

Employees discussion at table

We asked our trainees to tell us why they think Stephenson Harwood is a great place to start your legal career.

"The best thing about working at Stephenson Harwood is having the opportunity to make a significant contribution to interesting and high-profile matters as part of a team of recognised experts, who are also nice people." James Hammond, Law, Newcastle University

"I was attracted to Stephenson Harwood because of the high calibre of work that the firm is involved in and by the small in-take of trainees that means you are afforded a higher level of responsibility from day one." Manon Sel, International Development and European Politics, Leeds University

"Trainees are always treated as an integral part of the team even when they are only with a practice group or secondment for six months." Krystal Lee, Law, International Relations and Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

"The culture's great. It's really open, a very flat hierarchy. We have an open door policy, and everyone is so friendly and approachable. They really want to hear about your experiences and your questions." Paulina Corbetis, Law, Cambridge University

"From day one Stephenson Harwood were the most down to earth firm, they knew what they were good at and that was one of the main things that brought me to Stephenson Harwood. Everyone seemed to be on the same wave length we know what we do, we know we are good at it but we aren't going to make a big sing and dance about it." Amir Mahdavi, Law, Queen Mary University

"Stephenson Harwood recruits to retain, forming close-knit teams from a small intake, but still offers a very international client base managed from offices such as London, Hong Kong or Singapore based around the world's shipping centres." Max Darke, Classics, Cambridge University

"The chance to live and work in a new city is one that doesn't come around that often, and as Stephenson Harwood is an international firm with the support network in place to offer fantastic international secondments, it is a great opportunity to make the most of." Joshua Heath, Geography, University of Bristol