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Why work at Stephensons?

As a leading full-service law firm, we pride ourselves on providing clients with a range of first-class legal services. We have built a wealth of experience dealing with complex legal matters, helping our clients feel unburdened and empowered. We also want to make you feel unburdened and to do this, where eligible, we can offer a range of benefits to help improve your work-life balance.

Stephensons is an Investors in People accredited employer. 87% of our staff work either part time hours, flexible hours or remotely/hybrid, or a combination of all three of these. We also offer an employee assistance program providing support for physical, mental, and financial health as well as a suite of benefits which includes long service awards, holiday purchase, childcare vouchers, life assurance, pension, and a sabbatical scheme.

We believe in supporting our local communities, our Board gives and time and money budget each year to support these initiatives. We are partners of The Business Growth Hub and hold gold status in the Deal for your Business initiative awarded by Wigan Council. We support many charities and have a nominated charity of the year. This year in 2023 the charity of the year is The Brick.

We are committed to social value, and we have committed to net zero by 2050.

What do our staff say about working at Stephensons?

This is what some of our staff said about the best aspect of their job:

“The team - you are all working towards a goal, and everybody is pushing as hard as they can”Andrew Ellison, costs drafter

“I am free to run my files and organise my team - there is little "micro-management" but always help available from senior management if needed. I have also been able to benefit from the Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship which I have almost completed - this has allowed me to work towards my qualification and the support from the firm has been fantastic.” Rebecca Fletcher, case manager and associate in the residential conveyancing team

“I can work remotely, and I have a great team to work with and find everyone in the firm approachable, understanding and good to get on with on a more personable level.” Paul Rees, costs drafter

“I am valued, my skills are used, and I am not overlooked”  Shelby Pohrebienyk, graduate paralegal in the family department

Staff have expressed why they would choose a career at Stephensons:

“It is a friendly place to work, and all staff are looked after in terms of flexible working needs and career progression.” Freya Mawson, apprentice paralegal in the regulatory department

“Management is always approachable. The firm has that "family feel" despite it's size, and I feel that staff are looked after, especially in the last year or so, post-covid.” Kerry Leigh, HR business partner and senior associate.

If this sounds like a place you would like to work at please take a closer look at our job and career opportunities.

In our recent Investors In People check in staff commented to the assessor:
“I think the communication has got even better to be honest”
“I think what we get in support here is far better than other firms”

Staff views: Investors In People Assessment, 2021