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Business teams

Prepare to progress in a role where your impact on the business is always valued.

We were the first global elite firm to enter Australia. Since the opening of offices in Sydney and Perth in early 2010, Allen & Overy Australia has shown remarkable growth.

Allen & Overy understands how important a role in Shared Services is to assist in the smooth running and development of our business. We ensure that you are provided with excellent learning and development programs, enabling you to continually improve and advance upon your skills.

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Our departments

Business Development & Marketing

Business Development & Marketing

The Business Development and Marketing department provide a global capability of effective, co-ordinated and decisive advice.

 

As with all our shared services functions, Business Development is a key component in driving the business forward and enhancing our reputation for excellence and innovation.

Business Services

Business Services

The Business Services Department covers a very wide variety of disciplines both locally and internationally. Across all areas, we seek to achieve the highest level of service and support for our internal customers and our clients. Business Services includes document production, print room, reception and front of house, mail room, catering, property projects, procurement and stationery, and security/health & safety. 

Finance

Finance

Our Finance Department is a key component in driving the business forward and the team comprises a group of talented finance professionals. Allen & Overy is committed to providing training and development for Shared Services staff through both direct experience and formal training programs.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Providing a full Human Resources service to our partners, lawyers and shared services staff is a vital part of our business. The HR function at Allen & Overy Australia plays an important strategic and facilitating role in attracting, motivating, developing and retaining the best possible quality lawyers and staff at all levels.

Information Technology

Information Technology

Our IT support officers and trainers are responsible for keeping us running smoothly by providing technical support and computer training to all staff. Working closely with other offices, we offer all teh first-rate support, training and opportunities you’d expect from a global-leading business.

Know-how

Know-how

Our commitment to excellence and our knowledge-sharing ethos is reflected in our approach to the development of our people. Our Know-how team works closely with our lawyers to equip them with the resources and skills to respond effectively and efficiently to client needs, both on- and off-deal. The team works to increase the awareness of best practice in knowledge management so that all staff can become more adept at creating, sharing and capturing know-how. 

 

Our Know-how professionals also work alongside our training team to ensure that our staff have access to local and international learning and development programs which not only focus on areas required to maintain a successful business but also lay the foundations of personal career-long development.

Legal Professional Assistant (Legal PAs)

Legal Professional Assistant (Legal PAs)

The role of a Legal PA at Allen & Overy, is exciting, challenging and rewarding. In return for your experience, team spirit, flexibility and professionalism, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with unlimited opportunities for development.

Paralegals

Paralegals

As a paralegal at Allen & Overy, youll play an instrumental role in the mechanics of the legal process and form an important part of the team alongside our partners, lawyers and graduates. Your main focus will be to deliver a first class service to them as your internal clients, and thereby gain a valuable insight into the workings of a large legal practice.

 

The majority of our paralegals have been our summer clerks. However, where business needs require, we also seek to recruit lateral paralegals. Paralegals are usually completing their Law degree (ideally in 3rd or 4th year) and they are employed on a casual basis generally from 1 to 3 days per week during university semester. No formal paralegal qualifications are necessary but you should be able to demonstrate strong academic results, good attention to detail, enthusiasm and self-motivation.

Working environment

Our Sydney office occupies 4,500 square metres over three levels with views over Hyde Park and Sydney Harbour and is a contemporary landmark tower. Our state-of-the-art building is registered for Greenstar Design Rating and a targeted 5 star NABERS Energy rating.

The building has immediate access to world class dining, five star hotels, Hyde Park, Martin Place and the financial core of the CBD.

Our Perth office is located in both the heart of the CBD and a stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Swan River. It is within a short walk of all of the city's major public transport hubs as well as within close proximity to the Hay and Murray Street Malls and a great range of upmarket bars and restaurants. 

The building offers excellent natural light throughout, a floor dedicated to an expansive conference and functions centre, on-site car washing and detailing, as well as lockers, free bike storage and shower facilities and access to a gym.

Learning and development

We're passionate about providing top-quality training and development for all our people. Our aim is to constantly grow as a leading global law firm and our people are key to achieving this goal. That's why we invest in you – providing a career which is tailored to your skills and helping you achieve your goals. We aim to bring you opportunities you wouldn't find anywhere else – and to do this, we've created the A&O Support Academy.

Its aim is to provide our business teams globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential. The programmes are delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, these programmes are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of business teams at A&O.

The Academy can be joined at any point in your career, from foundation, through advanced and up to mastery level. Many of the programmes are offered on a regional basis to enable everyone globally to attend and network with their peers from other offices.

Benefits

Cash reward

Cash reward

Our salaries are benchmarked against our top-tier competitors in each market.

 

Health and well-being

Health and well-being

  • Social activities including informal staff get-togethers, themed functions and family-based events
  • Subsidised gym memberships, personal training sessions and shower facilities (Sydney)
  • Access to an onsite gym and shower facilities (Perth)
  • On site bike storage
  • Sporting activities and participation in corporate challenges
  • Annual flu vaccinations and skin checks
  • Employee assistance program providing free and confidential counselling to staff and their immediate family
  • After-hours meals and taxis
Financial security

Financial security

  • Salary continuance insurance
  • Personal accident and total permanent disability insurance
  • Business travel insurance
Time out

Time out

  • Paid parental leave (over and above the government scheme) 
  • Flexible working
  • Transaction breaks
  • Study leave
  • Community service & volunteering, religious & cultural, marriage and house-move leave

Our locations

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • Latin America
In addition to countries where we have offices, we also have a number of International Desks advising clients on large scale international transactions in Europe.

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