Stephenson Harwood’s Chief Executive is not only down-to-earth and personable but a pragmatic, effective and well respected leader. Her style is informal and relaxed and she makes every effort to attend Firm social events and other opportunities to mix with employees, such as the associate management lunches. She has an exceptional understanding of the Firm's business, people and culture and is well placed to lead the business forward over the coming years. She continues to head up Stephenson Harwood’s corporate practice and therefore keeps in touch with issues on the ground as well as the bigger picture. She also remains actively involved in people aspects such as recruitment and development.
Stephenson Harwood professional fee earning employees receive technical and legal training coupled with a comprehensive range of key business skills such as people management, financial management, business development and leadership. Similar topics are run for their support staff alongside their personal development plans. In addition to specific role-related training. All staff receive a full induction and ongoing IT training. Stephenson Harwood also offer intermediate language training and compulsory training to comply with the Solicitors' Regulatory Authority and Solicitors' Professional Skills Course. Additionally, they offer support for the external technical, legal or professional courses, as appropriate, such as an LLM, CTA, or ACA.
All employees are rewarded according to their experience, qualifications and ongoing performance and contribution throughout that year. Stephenson Harwood are one of the first law firms to move away from rewarding solicitors according to their post qualification experience. Instead, their salary is based on their performance in line with the new competency framework. This enables them to reward their strongest performers through their annual salary as well as through the bonus scheme. Annual salary reviews for support staff have always been based on appraisal grades and comparison with market rates.
Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here
At least 33% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave
On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships
On-site nursery or vouchers
40% of employees with more than 5 years' service
At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay
Graduate Vacancy Locations:
Male : Female:
Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio: