Stevenson, Wong & Co. are proud to be one of the participating law firms in the STEP Work Experience Programme 2020 aimed at giving law students a glimpse of what private client practice is about.
From the left: Partner Ms. Sherlynn Chan, Partner Ms. Catherine Por, Intern Mr. Rodney Fung, Intern Ms. Janis Ling, Intern Ms. Scarlett Ng, Paralegal Ms. Priscilla Teh and Associate Ms. Claire Sit
Scarlett Ng, a 3rd year student at the University of Hong Kong and Janis Ling, a 2nd year student at Chinese University of Hong Kong completed their two-week programme last Friday. They prepared a group presentation on ‘same sex spouses and civil partners’ covering the legal framework in Hong Kong and various overseas jurisdictions. They also gave individual presentations on a private client law topic of their choice, e.g. family law, charities and mental health/capacity law.
“This is an immersive experience into SW private client practice. Not only did I discover the broad range of matters related to private client law, but also the required skill set for working in this area. The interactions with members of the firm were particularly valuable experience.” – Scarlett
“I have gained more understanding on how private client work is like in reality…In short, I am very thankful to work in this firm because you really show care and support…A lot of contents and effort have been put in our programme.” – Janis
Rodney Fung, a 3rd year student at the University of Birmingham, who has just completed his internship at our firm also shared: “…The internship programme is meticulously well thought out and I have learnt a lot about private client practice from conversations with practitioners and trainees as well as doing a group project on same sex marriage and producing a case note. I have also found the court visits to be especially fruitful.”
We look forward to welcoming two more batches of interns this summer for our firm’s summer internship programme!
For more information about STEP Work Experience programme, please contact Ms. Sherlynn Chan.