Stevens & Bolton is recognised as a leading national law firm, offering a full range of commercial legal services. We are recommended in 24 specialist practice areas by leading legal directories and have received widespread awards recognition. Over the years we have been named and shortlisted Best Recruiter and Best Trainer - Medium Regional Law Firm in the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards.
From the outset, our trainees get first class experience of the business world. We advise a number of the top 100 and other UK FTSE companies, as well as many other substantial international groups, owner managed businesses and SMEs. As such, the work we carry out is both interesting and challenging and equal to work handled by City firms.
Based in Guildford, our single office approach ensures excellent communication and efficient co-ordination of our resources. We provide commercial legal services both nationally and internationally, with unswerving focus on quality. The range, profile and expectations of our clients, the practice areas we specialise in and the experience of our team are important factors in this. Our clients' satisfaction is the only true measure of our success.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do; the quality of our lawyers is central to our success, as is our commitment to quality and continuous improvement. We offer the opportunity for a rewarding, long-term career fueled by continuing professional and personal development.
We are committed to being a responsible business. We participate in a wide range of charity and community initiatives, and have full regard to the importance of minimising our impact on the environment.
Valuable insight; invaluable experience
As a placement student you will have the opportunity to get involved in the work of the department you are sitting in, together with project work across several departments.
We run two week-long vacation placements. These are open to second year law undergraduates, third year non-law graduates and all postgraduates. The placement takes place in the spring. In 2020 the dates for our vacation schemes are 30 March-3 April, and 20-24 April and we offer fives places on each week.
During the course of the week, there are introductions to each department, and there is an opportunity to meet a cross section of people to enable you to sample our friendly and open culture which sets us apart from other firms.
The vacation placement is designed to give you a good idea of what it might be like to work here. The placement also gives us a chance to get to know you - and at the end of it all placement students take part in our interview process for a training contract.
You will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about our core practice areas
• Work with a buddy
• Shadow our lawyers in their day to day working activities
• Attend social events
• Be involved in client work and meetings
• Work on case studies and receive feedback
• Interview for a training contract
If you would like to apply for our Easter placement scheme, please do so via our online system between 1 December and 31 January each year.
Salaries & Benefits
In addition to very competitive salaries across the firm, we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes:
Private medical insurance
Permanent health insurance
Enhanced, maternity, paternity and adoption pay
25 days' holiday per annum (with an option to buy up to 5 days' leave or sell 3 days leave)
Travel allowance and travel loan facilities or car parking at a car park close to the office
Flexible benefits platform (cycle to work scheme, dental insurance and a discounted shopping portal)
(Various qualifying periods apply)
We welcome applications from candidates with either a law or non-law background who have achieved (or expect to achieve) a 2:1 degree or higher (unless there are exceptional circumstances). We also require a minimum of 340 UCAS points in one sitting with at least one grade A at A-Level.
If you would like to apply for a training contract with us please do so via our online system between 1 December 2019 and 1 June 2020.