Legal consulting with Peerpoint.

Everyone has different needs at different stages of their legal career. Whatever your experience, ambitions and goals, we’ll give you all the support you need to take your consultancy career where you want it to go. More evolved and established than ever before, legal consulting has never been more exciting and, at Peerpoint, we are ahead of the game.

Progressive careers for lawyers of the future

Peerpoint is Allen & Overy’s global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers who want to access the best work, clients, resources and bespoke support, while working on assignments of typically six months or more, either within Allen & Overy practice groups or directly with clients as legal consultants.

For lawyers, the benefits of legal consulting are wide ranging. More variety. More opportunity. More flexibility and balance.

You might want more control over your time to balance professional and personal ambitions. Whether that’s pursuing a passion, hobby, business idea or studies, spending more time with your family, or taking breaks between assignments to travel the world. Legal consulting allows you to continue progressing and developing as a lawyer, without putting the rest of your life on hold.

Or you might want more choice and control over, or variety in, your work. As a Peerpoint consultant, you’ll have the opportunity to work on some of the best assignments in a wide range of sectors and, through this variety, deepen your expertise. With an expanded skillset, you gain a competitive edge, either for a continued career as a legal consultant or to be able to move towards your goal of a certain type of permanent role in the future.

Traditional legal careers have offered a limited picture of success, defined as making it to either partnership or a general counsel position. But now, legal consulting is an established legal career that empowers you to define what success means to you and steer your career in whichever direction you choose.

A world of support and opportunities

A career with Peerpoint is unmatched in the legal consultancy market. Not only have we helped lead the transformation of legal consulting; we’ve developed one of the most supportive offerings around, all with the backing of a globally renowned magic circle law firm. With this comes access to the highest-level work, clients, resources and support, from both Peerpoint and Allen & Overy.

When you join our panel, you’ll receive the full support of our dedicated engagement and consultant management teams, who work with you to understand your skillset, experience, motivations, and goals so that we can match you to the right opportunities.

Throughout, we support your choices and mentor you, to keep you heading in the direction you want to pursue and offer the experience you need to propel your career forward. When you’re on an assignment with us, you’ll also have access to a suite of A&O resources, including:

  • an A&O partner contact
  • A&O professional support lawyers and knowledge resources
  • client newsletters and seminars
  • invitations to A&O networks and pro bono opportunities
  • bespoke Peerpoint support such as individualised coaching, exclusive events designed to meet your training and networking needs, a specialised consultant development programme on transition management, mindset and business planning and specialised CV/marketing document training
  • opportunities to grow your skillset with A&O’s Advanced Delivery businesses.

As a Peerpoint legal consultant, you’re never on your own; instead, you’re part of a community of like-minded lawyers who have all chosen the self-directed route, and are keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.

A law career unmatched in quality and variety

There is a wide diversity of top-tier clients and work available to you. Client assignments can range from stepping into a team to work on major transactions, legal projects, or to assist during peak busy periods. You may also have the opportunity to work within A&O on an ad-hoc basis, supporting teams when needed or joining them for fixed periods to work on a deal.

We only invite lawyers to join our panel when we’re confident that there will be a sufficient volume of suitable roles for your area of expertise, your level of experience and your role preferences.

The type of demand we see for consulting lawyers varies according to our clients’ needs, as well as the jurisdictions we operate in. The practice areas that we typically resource for include:

  • capital markets (derivatives and structured finance, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and securitisation)
  • banking and finance (particularly general lending and leveraged finance)
  • financial services regulation
  • banking disputes and investigations
  • corporate M&A
  • commercial law (including technology and data privacy)
  • employment law.

As a global business, we have consultants working in Australia, Hong Kong SAR, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States, and have opportunities for lawyers wo want to gain international experience, subject to right to work requirements, within the regions we operate.

Put your law career in the fast lane this year and reach your goals with us.

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Make your move.

Download our regional candidate brochures below for further detail. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities we’re currently recruiting for, or to apply to join our panel, visit here.

Meet the consultants.

Learn about their experience as a legal consultant.

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Amrik Tumber

Capital markets and debt finance lawyer

Sydney

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Caroline de Basto

Banking and finance lawyer

London

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Anup Mehta

Banking lawyer

London

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Tiffany Lee

Litigation and financial regulation lawyer

Hong Kong

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