Choose a seat in our Dubai office and act for clients across the Middle East. While you’re working on corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and finance, you’ll also be discovering a rich and vibrant culture.
"One aspect of the Dubai secondment which greatly appeals is that it involves working within a smaller office. This came with an opportunity to become deeply involved in a range of matters across the office’s practice areas. A secondment to Dubai offered a fantastic opportunity for me both to build on my experience of the Middle East and use it to add value to my role within the firm. I have always been keen to develop a Middle East focus in my career and this seat offered a great opportunity to begin to realise this ambition.”
I wanted to work for a firm that had an international presence, diverse practice areas, a small, close-knit trainee intake and a non-hierarchical culture. I got all that with Stephenson Harwood!
The firm is big enough to get great exposure to important clients, but small enough to make you feel valued.
Supervisors are always very good at providing you with a context within which to frame your thinking for a task. This really helps you to focus on understanding the bigger picture.
It is definitely a firm where you are given a lot of responsibility as a trainee. You are encouraged to ask lots of questions if you are unsure so that you learn a lot very quickly.
I have received on-the-job training through consistent partner supervision. I have been entrusted with high levels of responsibility throughout my training contract which has enabled me to develop at a much quicker pace.
The sports teams at Stephenson Harwood are a great way to meet colleagues from different practice groups and different roles at the firm.
Trainees are encouraged to see themselves as the future leaders of the firm.