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4 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 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

21 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
  • 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.

  • Charity
  • Education
  • Private client
  • Family
  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial property
  • Corporate
  • 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]
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 10
Start salary: £24,000 (Bath), £31,000 (London)
  • Bath
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
  • Bright Network
  • Legal Apprenticeships
  • LGBT Leaders
  • Mindful Business Charter
  • Rare Recruitment