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Why Stephensons?

We ask members of staff from a variety of roles across the firm, what is it like to work here and why should you choose us for your legal career?

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Around the firm

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Our stories

​Members of staff share their stories on life at Stephensons and talk about their career development.

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Training & development

We are fully committed to the training and development of all employees and are delighted to have been accredited by Investors in People . 

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Rewards & benefits

We believe in great reward for great performance.

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Trainee solicitors

We are looking to recruit our Partners of the future through our Trainee Solicitor Scheme.

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Recruitment Agencies

Please note we work with an approved list of agencies and do not accept unsolicited emails from recruitment organisations. Please direct any contact to the HR department only, and understand that, for the avoidance of doubt, your terms and conditions are not agreed or accepted when sent unsolicited and without prior arrangement with the HR department. Please refrain from contacting our employees.


Furthermore, speculative submission of a candidate’s CV does not establish a right to representation should the same candidate’s details be received by a supplier on our approved list or independently by the candidate themselves. Stephensons Solicitors LLP accepts no responsibility for your fees (or any of your terms of business) in these circumstances.

The firm has an excellent management culture that is based on sound leadership, excellent communications, modern and flexible ways of working, and good staff involvement. People feel valued and appreciated and looked after by the firm.
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Why choose a career at Stephensons?

We are a long established firm which combines innovation with stability and security

We have recently invested in a multimillion pound IT upgrade which allows our staff to focus on the important work of delivering great client service and practicing good law rather than having to worry about routine administrative tasks.

We are very successful at generating our own work via our reputation and marketing activities. This means that you will have the opportunity to work on good quality cases delivering a good return. That allows us to keep caseloads manageable to the benefit of our staff and clients.

We work from modern offices with good facilities.

Team working in a collaborative happy environment is important to us. Our partners have an open door policy,infact many of them operate in an open plan environment. All of our partners from the chairwoman down are available to staff and always welcome feedback, positive or negative. We are committed to an open and supportive culture for everyone.

We firmly believe that our people are the most important asset we have. As an Investor in People, we have continually demonstrated our commitment to the development of all our staff, offering unlimited opportunities for those people prepared to work for it.

In order to build on our established success, we seek to recruit people who will both complement and enhance our existing team spirit and client-focused approach. A down-to-earth attitude, commitment, drive, enthusiasm and expertise are just some of the traits that we value.

Stephensons Solicitors LLP is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, colour, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability, and that all appointments are made purely on the basis of merit. For more information please see our Equality & Diversity Policy.

We are always keen to hear from those who feel they have the qualities and/or legal expertise which would be of interest to us. If this is you, please send your CV and covering letter to our HR department or marked for the attention of Human Resources, Stephensons Solicitors LLP, Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan, WN3 5BA. 

You can also reach our HR team by telephone on 0333 321 4236.

Investors In People

"Staff feel the agile working is a major motivator to them in this regard. People actually feel agile working is giving a good work life balance but also appreciated the time to engage with their teams and the firm more following the pandemic period.”

“There is a chance for people to step up and be given opportunity to gain promotion and many instances where individuals have been promoted from within the firm with 2 new partner and 6 new senior associate roles”

 “The communications and video messages have been particularly well received and people feel there is more of a human touch with more openness and honesty on messaging”

“We have continued to show a demonstrable commitment to the health and wellbeing of employees and HR are seen as very supportive of this as are some line management.”  

“Trainees received a good level of continued support and accessibility to more experienced staff and partners, and the apprenticeship scheme continues to be successful as an opportunity to ‘grow our own’ talent”

 "Many people also feel a sense of loyalty to the firm, many of whom have been with us for many years. Good examples of length of service awards noted and people being awarded with 20+ years’ service in some cases."

Lexcel Accredited - Legal Practice Quality Mark
Our Lexcel assessor, said:

“Support for home and work life balance is excellent, resulting in people feeling well supported and helped to balance their home and work lives.”

“People are confident in raising any problems arising with their line manager and colleagues generally, and the compliance team is thought to very helpful and quick to respond to any queries”.

Homeworking was efficiently introduced, as was the return to office based working, and people have continued to work to meet client needs. Staff were kept up to date on developments with agile working arrangements, and involved in its development, and agile working is thought to be a great benefit to staff and the firm and to be working very well.

“The firm is managed in a modern and inclusive style. Senior management are open and approachable, people feel appreciated and valued, and the firm operates as a whole”.

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