Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5,000 people in 31 major centres worldwide. Our clients include many of the world’s top businesses, financial institutions and governments. We are renowned for the high quality of our Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets advice, but also have major strengths in areas such as Dispute Resolution, Tax, Employment and Employee Benefits and Real Estate. Our partners frequently lead the field in their particular areas of law and we can claim both an enviable reputation amongst clients and unrivalled success in major deals.

Our Aims & Objectives

At Allen & Overy we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion – it’s essential to our business and enables us to continue to be a successful practice in today’s competitive global market. And our approach to diversity means we recognise ways in which we all differ including age, gender, ethnicity, disability (visible and non visible) and physical appearance, as well as religion, nationality and education.

Our objective is simple: to attract and retain the most talented people, to benefit from the varied talents a diverse workforce brings, and allow our people to achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitions, within a supportive working environment.

Our Partners

As a disability inclusive employer we are delighted to be working with EmployAbility who help to advertise and market our career opportunities to prospective candidates at diversity and general careers fairs at UK universities. We have also provided disability awareness training for our HR and recruitment professionals.

Allen & Overy in London are members or sponsors of the following organisations to ensure that we are up-to-date with and support diversity and inclusion best practice: Aurora (gender), Blind in Business, Black Lawyers Directory, EmployAbility (disability), Employers’ Forum on Age, Employers’ Forum on Disability, Opportunity Now (gender), Stonewall (gay, lesbian and bisexual), and Working Families (flexible working and family friendly).

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Our employers

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  • KPMG
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Allen & Overy
  • UBS
  • Protiviti
  • FCA
  • Cisco
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Slaughter and May
  • Accenture
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Goldman Sachs
  • National Health Service
  • Dow
  • Google
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Enterprise Come Alive
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Shell
  • Bird & Bird
  • Barclays
  • Mills & Reeve
  • Credit Suisse
  • BNY Mellon
  • Hackcampus
  • National Audit Office
  • Bloomberg
  • Credit Benchmark
  • Mayer Brown
  • Clifford Chance
  • Acuris
  • Fieldfisher
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Civil Service First Stream
  • Ernst & Young
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • The Guardian
  • Guardian Media Group
  • Herbert Smith
  • CBRE
  • Reed Smith
  • BP
  • British Council