People are the most important asset in any business, and at Stephensons we recognise that by empowering our staff, they will contribute to the firm’s continued success. We aim to provide an environment where our employees’ values are consistent with our own.
Stephensons actively invests in training for our staff and encourages all employees to play an active role in the local communities, through fundraising efforts or donating time to worthwhile causes.
The firm promotes diversity and equality in the workplace through our recruitment processes and staff training programme. The health and well-being of our employees is also a key consideration, and we encourage staff to take regular breaks, in order to achieve a healthy work-life balance.
We are also committed to providing justice for all areas of the community, and to this end we continue to provide publicly funded legal services to represent the poor and the vulnerable in our communities.
Stephensons continually promotes a healthy workforce and annually the firm holds a well being week to encourage staff to think about their health.
The firm also gathers the opinion of the whole workforce to choose a nominated charity to support each year, and money is raised through initiatives such as dress down Fridays, coffee mornings and a payroll giving scheme.
We have an attractive benefits scheme in place for employees and are proud of our continuing Investors in People status. All our staff are provided with an annual appraisal as an opportunity to discuss personal performance.
Stephensons runs a childcare voucher scheme for parents who may qualify for tax-exempt childcare vouchers.
We always try to involve our staff in the firm’s plans for the future through a twice yearly board tour, where everyone has the chance to ask questions to the board.
Stephensons is an active graduate recruiter and is also dedicated to nurturing home grown talent. Each year the firm inducts trainee solicitors into a rigorous and comprehensive two year training regime across all areas of the firm. Many of our trainees go on to become Partners of the future.