13 Dec 2017

Allen & Overy boosts Belfast presence

Allen & Overy has appointed 20 new staff at its Belfast-based Legal Services Centre (LSC) - the second largest office in the firm's global footprint.


The company, which employs over 500 in Belfast through the LSC and its Support Services Centre (SSC) has recruited 20 new graduates as part of plans to support future growth and innovation in the city. The new recruits will support experienced lawyers on a range of international deals and cases. Over the last six years, A&O has recruited more than 150 law graduates in Northern Ireland.

High calibre

Head of A&O's Legal Services Centre, Jane Townsend said: ‘Over the last six years, this recruitment programme has given ambitious and high calibre individuals the opportunity to come into our teams and learn from some of the very best lawyers in the market. The positions we offer broaden the type of legal opportunities available in Northern Ireland and we are already planning our next intake of law graduates next year.’

Globally important

Launched in 2011, the LSC and SSC employ more than 500 people in legal and non-legal roles and support A&O's 43 other offices worldwide. Belfast is the second largest office by headcount and provides high quality business support in the areas of HR, IT, Finance, Marketing, library and business services as well as legal support.