At Stephenson Harwood, international opportunities are part and parcel of working for the firm. As well as our trainees, we encourage our people, from new qualifiers to partners, to take advantage of our international presence and to explore our global network. But don’t just take it from us. We caught up with some of our former trainees to hear about their experiences across the world...
"We encourage all our lawyers to work alongside colleagues from around our network of offices to gain valuable exposure to different countries and cultures. The trainees at Stephenson Harwood who enjoy an international seat develop important additional skills: their cultural awareness increases, and they better understand how the legal systems of other jurisdictions operate." Tom Platts, Partner, Singapore
"I applied to Stephenson Harwood because of the truly global nature of the work and clients the firm has to offer, and with the firm's ability and willingness to send trainees on international secondments. I wanted to experience a different culture and a different city, having been in London for a number of years – that’s why I applied for an international secondment in Dubai. The chance to work in what has become a global commerce hub with clients from all over the world in wide range of sectors was a phenomenal opportunity." Henry Pelling, Dubai
"As a trainee, I spent both my second and fourth seats in the Singapore office. Singapore is a great place to live and work. It’s warm and sunny year round and the benefits of living on a small island means your commute to work is likely to be less than half an hour each way and everything is easily accessible within a short distance. The chance to gain a lot of hands of experience and experience a new city with loads of travel opportunities should not be missed!" Pedram Norton, Singapore