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In-House Legal

In-House Legal is a core part of the Risk Function.

We advise the entire global firm, including its senior management, governance bodies and partners, across a diverse range of complex and interesting subject areas. This includes advising on the firm’s group structure, the impact of new laws and regulations on the global business, complex supply chain risk issues (including high value commercial contracts), the legal and regulatory implications of new technologies and advanced delivery matters, and all areas of risk management.

We frequently lead on strategic global projects, and have a number of industry experts within the team. We also have a key role in looking to the future and providing strategic advice to the firm’s management to help them find solutions and achieve the firm’s strategic objectives.

As a member of In-House Legal you will have the opportunity to work regularly with our offices around the world, take a leading role on key projects and contribute to the growth of the business. You will be able to develop your career at a leading international firm, offering a unique in-house experience where high performance and innovation is encouraged and recognised. 

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Employee stories

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Kaya Carville

In-House Lawyer

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Rachael White

Senior In-House Lawyer

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Ciara Lagan

Senior In-House Lawyer

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Ciara Seymour

Senior In-House Lawyer

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Michael Sinclair

Senior In-House Lawyer

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Orla Rodgers

In-House Lawyer

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Kathryn Walls

Senior In-House Lawyer

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Learning and development

We’re passionate about providing top quality training and development for all our staff. Our aim is to become 'the world's most advanced law firm' and our people are key to achieving this goal. With this end in mind, we have created the A&O Support Academy. Its aim is to provide our staff globally with the leadership, management and business skills needed to succeed and reach their full potential.

Designed in conjunction with our Support Faculty and delivered by a mix of internal and external facilitators, the programmes are specifically tailored to the every-day work reality and challenges of professionals 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.


Working environment


Allen & Overy Belfast is an exciting, fast paced and challenging workplace in which you will have the opportunity to strengthen your skills and work on complex finance and business law matters across a wide range of practices and jurisdictions and in an open-plan and supportive environment.

At Allen & Overy Belfast, it is not all work, no play. Socially, the Belfast office hosts monthly drinks, quiz nights and other events. In recent years, the LSC has also entered teams in the local tag rugby spring and summer leagues and the Belfast marathon. Last year’s team ran in aid of local charity Lagan Search and Rescue.


We’ll equip you for the future, both yours and ours, whatever it may bring. We believe that enjoyment and satisfaction at work go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to offer a competitive and innovative employment package that’s committed to the health, success and well-being of all of our people.

Along with our competitive base salary and overtime offering, we provide a competitive pension scheme, personal accident insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, health assessments and private medical insurance.

Our other benefits include gym membership with a corporate discount, cycle to work scheme and bike loan. Not to mention, 23 days holiday, and 10 public holidays.

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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