A&O Life

At Allen & Overy, we enjoy work but it's just as important to enjoy the time we spend away from our desks. Our people have the opportunity to work at the highest level of international commercial law and have a stimulating environment where work is demanding but rewards are high. But we also recognize that there is life beyond the office. We aim to recruit individuals who have something to offer beyond their legal expertise.

We work hard to ensure that Allen & Overy staff and partners have opportunities to pursue their interests and develop their skills both inside and outside work.  Our pro bono and community affairs program allows people to give something back to our local community.  Our in-house teams and groups, ranging from sailing to the A&O choir and orchestra, give people the chance to share their interests with colleagues.  Our flexible working arrangements and cutting-edge technology support ensure that both lawyers and support staff can achieve work life balance .

Of course our aim is to be the most successful legal practice we can be, offering unparalleled service to our clients. But we can only achieve this through recruiting, developing and retaining the best people.  We know that we have some of the most talented people in the market, so motivating our people to perform at outstanding levels is a core strategic ambition of the firm.