Stewarts promotes a culture that unlocks talent and allows people’s potential to flourish both inside and outside the firm.

Our culture

We place great importance on the culture of the firm and our working environment. 

We are pleased that this has been recognised by being named in ‘The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ for the last four years.

Comments from employees for The Sunday Times survey include:

“Stewarts has an excellent culture which I believe sets it apart from other high-end firms.”

“The friendly, inclusive culture is very apparent when first joining the firm.”

“Stewarts is an exciting and unique firm providing top quality work, and a fantastic and supportive work environment. It is a great place to work.”

The working environment is civilized, courteous and well ordered. Other employee comments include:

“There is a genuine desire to treat others with respect at this firm. This includes clients and colleagues. I think that these values are displayed throughout the firm as a result.”

“Excellent work, good atmosphere and supportive environment.”

“There has been much encouragement and praise from the partners and they are genuinely grateful for your efforts. This goes a long way. They listen to my ideas and I feel valued for my work.”

 

Family policies

Stewarts is committed to supporting our people. We offer a range of benefits to create a family friendly work place to ensure everyone can balance their career with life outside work. We also provide support in relation to pregnancy loss and fertility treatment.

Please find a summary of our policies below:

Maternity

We offer enhanced maternity pay of six months at full pay or profit share. Chargeable hours targets on return from maternity leave are scaled over a three-month period. There is no claw back in place should someone decide not to return. We have a parent buddy scheme and coaching is offered to those in certain roles.

Paternity

We offer enhanced paternity pay of four weeks at full pay or profit share.

Adoption

We offer enhanced adoption pay of six months at full pay or profit share. Chargeable hours targets on return from adoption leave are scaled over a three-month period. There is no claw back in place should someone decide not to return. We have a parent buddy scheme and coaching is offered to those in certain roles.

Shared parental leave

We offer up to 39 weeks of statutory shared parental leave pay.

Parental leave

We offer up to 18 weeks’ unpaid leave for each child up until the child’s 18th birthday.

Fertility treatment

We offer five days’ paid leave in a 12 month period to anyone needing to access fertility treatments.

Pregnancy loss

We provide paid leave for anyone who has been affected by a pregnancy loss.

 


 

Please note, our enhanced pay policies have a minimum qualifying period.

Stewarts appears on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for list four years running

We have again featured on the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’ list, appearing 48th on the list, the highest we have ever placed.

Only eight law firms across the country made the list this year.

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Stewarts career stories

We encourage our people to strive for excellence in everything they do and deliver the highest possible standard of work at all times.

Our culture promotes a good work/life balance and supports the career progression of our staff.

Martin Walsh - Partner, Commercial Litigation - Stewarts

Stewarts Law happy to employ the ‘Happiest Person in Legal’

Zara Okereafor is a paralegal in the Commercial Litigation team. She was announced as 2017’s ‘Happiest Person in Legal’ by Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment and you can read her interview for their Insights column here.

Zara Okereafor - Happiest Person In Legal 2017