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Please see a timeline our graduate recruitment process below:
January – applications open
21 April – applications close
May – video interviews
June – assessment day
July – final panel interviews
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Method of applicationOnline Application Form
Method of assessment
- Assessment centre
- HR-led interview
- Panel interview
- Partner interview
- Written exercise
Our ethos is based on understanding client’s needs, being good listeners and looking at the big picture. We work together to provide clients with seamless, complementary legal advice covering all aspects of law.
This approach has helped us build a reputation for excellence amongst both private and commercial clients, whilst our strategic focus has made us national leaders in the charity and education sectors.
Stone King is proud to hold Investors in People (IIP) Gold. We are independently recognised as a leading law firm by both Chambers and The Legal 500.
Stone King offers a one-week unpaid insight scheme for second or final-year law and non-law university students in June. 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 at Stone King we look for the best. Our investment in you is to become the future of Stone King and a leader in your chosen area of law. We are national leaders in the fields of charity and social enterprise and education and in addition have highly regarded teams in the private client and business sectors. This level of expertise and choice provides a well-rounded and comprehensive training experience, the foundation of a successful career.
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. Our training contracts are designed to give you an overview of key areas experiencing both contentious and non-contentious work with the ability to request seats as you move through your training contract.
This short video gives an insight into life as a trainee solicitor at Stone King.
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 training contracts and apprenticeships will be advertised in January.
Individual differences are embraced at Stone King and we strive to create an environment in which people feel supported and able to be themselves. As well as signing up to the Race Fairness Commitment, we have a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy Group, along with D&I Allies. 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 ethnicities, disabilities, social backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.
We want our recruitment practices to be as inclusive as possible, so please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments during the application or interview process to help you perform to your best.
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It is unsurprising that some of the country's strongest agricultural law practices are to be found in rural regions.
Charities lawyers advising the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector cover a vast area of legal ground, from wills and trusts to commercial and real estate law.
Commercial property/real estate
Sponsored by Mills & Reeve LLP. Commercial property lawyers work on a wide range of transactions including offices, retail developments and infrastructure projects.
Construction & engineering
Contentious construction work involves the resolution of disputes while non-contentious work involves drafting and negotiating contracts and advising on projects.
Corporate tax involves involves advising clients on the tax risks associated with acquiring, selling or restructuring assets.
Sponsored by RPC. Commercial litigators represent and advise commercial clients when disputes arise from joint venture projects, civil fraud, commercial and banking transactions, corporate governance, financial services regulation and professional negligence.
Employment, pensions & incentives
Sponsored by Lewis Silkin. Employment lawyers work across all areas of employment law, including handling discrimination, staff restructuring and whistleblowing issues.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Family lawyers deal with diverse issues including marriage, civil partnerships, cohabitation, separation, divorce, financial claims and pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Housing/landlord & tenant
Sponsored by Trowers & Hamlins LLP. Relationships between the owners and occupiers of properties, both residential and commercial, can be fraught with problems.
Immigration lawyers deal with all legal matters relating to immigration and nationality.
Restructuring and insolvency lawyers are necessary when a company, individual or other organisation is in financial difficulties.
Sponsored by Bristows LLP. Intellectual property is an umbrella term for a variety of different rights which protect intellectual creations, such as inventions, brands, designs, and literary and artistic works.
Sponsored by Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. Private client solicitors looks after the affairs of individual clients and trustees, managing all aspects of their personal wealth.
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