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Stephenson Harwood

Our company in a nutshell


We build our business by enabling high performance and progression. Join a law firm that's ambitious, growing and delivering on ground-breaking work.

You can expect a flexible, diverse working environment where your long-term career growth is assured.

Who we are

We are a law firm with over 900 people worldwide, including more than 140 partners. Our headquarters are in London, with nine offices across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We assemble teams with the right expertise to meet our clients' needs and draw on the highest calibre of talent to overcome the most complex issues. Particular areas of strength include: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Employment and Pensions, Finance, Marine and International Trade, and Real Estate.

Careers with us

Our firm is made up of teams of talented individuals. That's why we offer dedicated training and on-the-job learning opportunities for all the individuals and teams at Stephenson Harwood.

We provide everyone with structured career development, with award-winning programmes for associates and partners and workshops for PAs and support staff. We also offer one-to-one training and coaching, team development and core legal education programmes.

The needs of our clients, people and firm are constantly changing. So we are always evaluating, refreshing and expanding our development options to match, and to give everyone high quality, practical, tailored development.

Graduate scheme

We expect our trainees to be world class - and we do everything we can to make sure they are. Unusually, for a firm of our size, we only take on 18 trainees globally each year and, as a result, we put a huge focus on development.

Our trainees are listened to, encouraged, coached and stretched. They quickly become central to complex international deals and we make sure they have the tools they need to make an impact. It's an exclusive proposition, and one you can be part of.

Explore exciting graduate opportunities HERE.

There's a lot to look forward to as a trainee at Stephenson Harwood. Top quality international work across a range of sectors is just the start. An environment that balances cutting-edge work with a respectful, friendly culture is also a huge plus. As is the chance to prove yourself on client secondment and make a name for yourself from day one.


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