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Working alongside leaders in their field and supporting the growth of an international legal practice brings challenges and broad opportunities for career development.
At Allen & Overy, our people are our strongest and most important asset We pride ourselves on recruiting only the very best and it is that basic principle which forms the foundation of our success.
In Business Services, our 200-strong team puts customer service above all else and delivers a platinum service.
Business Services consists of:
- Document production
- Print room
- Front of house
- Quality management
- Property projects
- Procurement and stationery
- Security / health & safety
There is a direct link between the work of these teams and Allen & Overy’s clients. They produce the documents that present our expertise and credentials to the wider world, and are the voice of the business when clients call. So we are looking only for the highest-quality people.
Business Development, Marketing & Communications
The London Business Development, Marketing & Communications department plays a key role in enhancing our reputation for excellence and innovation at Allen & Overy. Each member of the team is committed to the highest level of client care and to maintaining our reputation as a key tool in increasing profitability.
We look for exceptionally talented individuals for one of our line or central roles. You'll need a commercial approach too, be able to think laterally, be pragmatic, well organised and calm under pressure. In return, we'll offer you outstanding career development opportunities worldwide and comprehensive training.
We only recruit people of the highest calibre performing to the highest standards, and have the best systems in place to help them.
We use a leading-edge financial software solution designed specifically for law firms. It enables us to manage our new business intake, billings, collections, payments and management reporting efficiently. It allows us to ensure consistent processes and controls throughout the firm.
Work for us, and you’re working as part of a truly global finance function. You’ll have colleagues in offices around the world – everywhere from Sydney to New York, from Hong Kong to Dubai and throughout Europe.
And because of the global nature of our work, there is often potential for travelling further afield. We have a track record of our people moving internationally around the business, with colleagues recently transferring from London to Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.
We recruit at different levels, including senior roles, and across a number of different areas within Finance, so there is a clear career ladder to climb. There is also the potential to move across roles to broaden your experience. All this and an array of excellent opportunities for training and development. So whatever you want out of your finance career, Allen & Overy is the place for you.
Our HR function is a true leader in the legal sector. For example, our graduate recruitment work has won numerous awards, and our work on diversity and inclusion has also gained national plaudits and press attention.
We have a dynamic, collaborative and valued HR team, and continue to ensure that we meet the changing needs of this growing, successful business.
If you are just starting out on your HR career or already have a track record of success, Allen & Overy is the place for you, as you’ll gain invaluable experience and expertise working with the best lawyers in the world. And this on a global scale too, as elements of our work from London will involve our offices across the globe.
We’ve invested heavily in the very best IT systems and gone to great lengths to ensure that they are fully integrated across our international network. We aim to provide better business and technology agility and stability through delivery of a new document management system and new productivity and communication tools.
We need talented people to help us keep this valued infrastructure running smoothly 24/7. The first-rate support we provide to the business is plugged straight into our 44 offices around the world – everywhere from Sydney to New York, from Hong Kong to Dubai and throughout Europe.
And while a lot of our work will be done from our office in Belfast – the central global hub for IT support – our skills and expertise occasionally take us around the world. Because at Allen & Overy, IT is delivered on a global scale. But whatever country you’re working with – or in – you’ll find yourself part of a team that is very proud of what it does.
The PA support is an increasingly sophisticated and demanding role, requiring greater use of technology and a wide range of skills. We recruit legal PAs into all areas of Allen & Overy. As well as employing PAs with legal knowledge, we actively seek PAs from many other industries, including banking, finance, insurance and accountancy firms.
In return for a high level of technical ability, professionalism, team spirit and flexibility, we offer our PAs an excellent salary and benefits package, together with an in-depth induction programme, technical training and development programme.
Research & Library
The Library and Research function plays a pivotal role in the training of our lawyers, the support of our clients and the development of best practice.
The team encompasses all aspects of the information profession – producing bespoke research pieces, delivering authoritative training, responding to legal and business queries and managing the extensive hard copy needs of our lawyers.
Information services are integral to the firm's knowledge strategy. We look for innovative, resourceful individuals, committed to the provision and exchange of knowledge and information. The work is rewarding and there are excellent career development opportunities.
As a paralegal at Allen & Overy, you will play an instrumental role in the mechanics of the legal process and form an important part of the team alongside our partners, associates and trainees. 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.
Applicants will ideally have a background in the law and some previous paralegal experience. The role is especially suited to law graduates or LPC graduates. No formal paralegal qualifications are necessary but you should be able to demonstrate good attention to detail, enthusiasm and self-motivation in the face of what can sometimes be fairly routine work.
Professional Support Lawyers
Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) roles at Allen & Overy reflect the diversity of our international practice. We have almost 100 PSLs, several at partner and consultant level, some working as part of know-how and training teams, others taking responsibility for a country's know-how development and management, or for specific projects.
We regard the PSL role as that of a 'lawyer plus'. Excellent technical legal skills are essential, but we look for confidence and dynamism too, and an aptitude for project and people management. In return, we offer you a rewarding working environment with serious opportunities to broaden and develop your skills and career.
Join us in London and you’ll be based in One Bishops Square, a few minutes’ walk from Liverpool Street Station and overlooking the boutiques, restaurants and bars of Spitalfields Market. The building was designed to our specifications and provides a modern, stylish place to do business, flooded with natural light. As well as extensive client meeting rooms and comfortable office space, it features:
- Three roof terraces;
- A restaurant and bar;
- Gym, fitness and health facilities;
- Beauty therapy centre;
- Storage for 300 bikes with changing rooms and showers;
- Music practice rooms;
- Multi-faith room.
- Our subsidised staff restaurant provides a selection of hot and cold meals and is open from breakfast through to evening meals.
Learning and development
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.
We have in-house facilities including a gym where we have highly-qualified professionals to assist with your fitness requirements, including a resident physiotherapist.
We offer access to an on-site doctor, as well as a generous private medical scheme available to our employees and the opportunity of subsidised cover for family members. We also have a number of other programmes for our employees including health screens, eye tests and annual flu injections.
Our other benefits include an excellent pension scheme, 25 days holiday, interest-free season ticket loans and the option to take a career break after a certain amount of continuous service.
Recruitment Manager, Human Resources
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