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.