Stephensons is fully committed to the training and development of all employees and has demonstrated this by the consistent adherence to the Investors in People standards since 1996.
The firm continues to increase it’s investment in training and development, recognising that this is vital in order to stay at the forefront of legal services provision. Training and development issues are discussed regularly between managers and staff on an informal basis, but also more formally at the annual appraisal.
Stephensons provides many opportunities to progress within the firm and has numerous success stories which can demonstrate this commitment to internal development. There are several examples of solicitors and legal executives who started out as clerical assistants and countless other examples of staff developing their careers to the highest level. Coaching and support plays a big part in this process and the firm is constantly reviewing the most effective ways of delivering training and assisting career development.
Lexcel practice management accreditation is an optional scheme for law firms and in house legal departments and is awarded to those who meet the highest management and client care standards.
Comments from our assessor:
“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.”
“Learning and development continues to be a strength of the firm and is thought by people interviewed to work very well. The learning hub has been well developed, and some of those interviewed have been involved in developing training modules for their teams. People are developed to positions of greater responsibility in the firm, coaching and knowledge sharing is excellent, and achievement of relevant qualifications is supported.”