Black Talent: Stephenson Harwood programme

  • Date:June-July 2022


Applications for this programme have now closed.

As part of Stephenson Harwood’s Black Talent programme, they are offering 10 Aspiring Solicitors students a two-week placement taking place between June to July.  Each placement student will be invited to join an assessment day to be considered for a training contract with Stephenson Harwood during this time.

Join the placement scheme and you’ll be sitting with qualified lawyers and tackling some case work. You’ll also benefit from an organised programme of interactive sessions, talks and social events.  You will receive an allowance of £390 per week.


  • You must be an Aspiring Solicitors member;
    You must not have accepted a training contract with any law firm or legal team;
    Penultimate year law or final year non-law, GDL and LPC students are welcome to apply, as are graduates and career changers;
    You must have an interest in pursuing a legal career; and
    You must have received or be on target for at least a 2.1 degree classification (excluding mitigating circumstances).

Applications are also welcome from postgraduates and individuals who have pursued other careers before committing to the legal profession.

Belonging, inclusion and diversity

“Since I became CEO in 2019, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to make diversity and inclusion front and centre of our business,” said Eifion Morris, Chief Executive, Stephenson Harwood. “Put simply, I want our efforts to have a transformative impact on our firm and the wider legal landscape – for us to be part of making meaningful change. This scheme aims to be part of exactly that. We know that ethnic minorities, and particularly Black people, are woefully under-represented in the profession, at all levels. By partnering with Aspiring Solicitors – who do fantastic work in supporting students from a host of backgrounds less traditionally represented in the law – we’ll be drawing on their extensive experience, passion and skill. I’m really excited to see where this leads over the coming months and years.”

Further information

Applications for this programme have now closed.

This placement scheme opportunity is part of Stephenson Harwood’s wider partnership with Aspiring Solicitors which also includes supporting Black students through providing mentors in the BASS scheme and skills development workshops through the Elevate scheme.

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