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2 vacancies
12 trainees
42 partners
250 staff

We have built a name for excellence with both our private and commercial clients, with a leading reputation in our education, faith and charity sectors.

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More info

To apply for a training contract at Stone King, you will be required to complete an online application form, which can be found on our current vacancies page.

Please see a timeline our graduate recruitment process below:

January – applications open

26 April – applications close

May – video interviews

June – assessment day

July – final panel interviews

Applications to

Talent Acquisition Team

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • HR-led interview
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Video interview
  • Written exercise

Stone King is an ambitious and friendly firm specialising in the business and social enterprise; charity; public; education; faith; and private client sectors. Our collaborative culture and core values are intertwined with our ethos of doing the right thing by our clients, communities, and our people. Our passion for the sectors we work in and the purpose-driven work we do with our clients has resulted in SK being recognised as national leaders in our specialist fields across the country.

Individual differences are embraced at Stone King, and we strive to create an environment in which people feel supported and able to be themselves. We have a partner-led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy Group, and a dedicated DE&I adviser. We are committed to promoting an inclusive working environment that supports the growth and development of all our people, and we welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and identities. As part of our continued commitment to an inclusive working environment, we are proud to be part of the Race Fairness Commitment, the Age Friendly Employer Pledge and a Disability Confident Employer.

Stone King are signatories of the Mindful Business Charter as part of our commitment to mental health and wellbeing. We want to support all of our people in achieving a healthy work/ life balance and would be happy to speak with prospective candidates about flexible working arrangements.

Stone King offers a one week unpaid virtual insight scheme for law and non-law undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates in April. The scheme is designed to give you invaluable experience into the world of law. You will meet people from across the firm and get an insight into life as a solicitor.

At SK, our structured scheme offers more than just shadowing fee earners, in addition to the time you spend in your department, you will also have the opportunity to attend various workshops as well as Q&A and networking sessions.

Applications will open in January 2023. 

As a trainee or apprentice solicitor here at Stone King, we view you as the future of our firm and future leader of your chosen area of law which is why we invest our time and expertise into providing a valuable and supportive training experience. We are national leaders in the fields of charity and education and in addition have highly regarded teams in the private client, faith and business sectors. 

Our training contracts are divided into four seats of six months each, allowing you to get real hands on experience in a team that values your contribution. 

With the SQE being introduced, we have seen the development of more pathways to qualification being introduced, such as solicitor apprenticeships. SK are currently operating this scheme and already have a number of apprentices on this route. 

Stone King's annual graduate recruitment will consist of recruiting trainees on both the traditional route ‘training contract’ and the ‘graduate entry apprenticeship’. To be eligible for the graduate entry solicitor apprenticeship candidates must have completed or be on route to complete thier law degree or GDL. The SQE is included in the apprenticeship and the firm covers the cost of the apprenticeship. 

Our apprentices are part of the trainee cohort and have the oppurtunity to experience different areas of law. 

More information can be found here

Applications for 2025 training contracts and apprenticeships are open and close on 26 April 2024. 

As part of our commitment to DE&I, we want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, which means we will make reasonable adjustments to help you perform to your best, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process. Our recruitment team are on hand to discuss any reasonable adjustments with candidates and can provide full job details and applications in alternative formats if required. You can contact our recruitment team via email at [email protected] or 01225 326770.

As a Disability Confident employer, Stone King LLP is committed to offering an interview to any job applicant that declares they have a disability and meets the minimum criteria for the role as defined by the job description and person specification. A full copy of the person specification and job description can be provided by contacting our Recruitment team.  In some recruitment situations such as high-peak times, we might need to limit the overall numbers of interviews we offer. This will include the number of interviews offered to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria. When that happens, we’ll still aim to offer a proportionate number of interviews to disabled applicants.

  • Charity
  • Education
  • Private client
  • Family
  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial property
  • Employment
  • Construction
  • Commercial
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • General Practice
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

Upper Borough Court, Upper Borough Walls, Bath, BA1 1RG
Phone: 01225 337599
Email: [email protected]
Training programmes offered:
  • Graduate legal apprenticeship
  • Solicitor apprenticeship
  • Training contract/QWE
Work placement: Yes
Number of vacation schemes: 12
Start salary: £24,000 (Bath), £31,000 (London)
Has client secondments: Yes
Client secondments:
  • Charities
  • Bath
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
  • Bath Law Clinic
  • #10000BlackInterns
  • 10000 Able Interns
  • BITC
  • Bright Network
  • Halo Code
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • LGBT Leaders
  • London Living Wage
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Rare Recruitment