Global law firm Allen & Overy recruits 25 graduates for Belfast

Angela Clist (second left), partner and head of Allen & Overy's Legal Services Centre, welcomes graduates (from left) Danny Lyttle, Niamh Hutchinson and Lena Chua

LAW firm Allen & Overy has appointed 25 new graduates to its legal services centre (LSC) in Belfast – its highest-ever annual intake of new recruits.

They will play an integral role in the company's strategy to support future growth and innovation in Belfast, where Allen & Overy currently employs 115 legal professionals and lawyers and another 400 delivering HR, IT, finance, marketing, library and business services to the firm's 43 offices worldwide.

Angela Clist, partner and head of the LSC, said: “Belfast plays a key role for Allen & Overy globally. The legal services market is constantly changing, as our clients require law firms to innovate and ensure engagements are properly resourced and that they leverage the latest in legal technology.

“We had over 100 applicants apply for the roles this year from Northern Ireland, GB, Europe and Asia and we were impressed by the calibre and ambition of all who took part in the programme.

“The successful employees now have the chance to work alongside and learn from some of the best lawyers in the world, build long-term career paths and work on a range of complex global deals and cases.”

Lena Chua, who recently joined the LSC as a graduate, said: “I completed my postgraduate degree at Durham University and along with the prestige of working for a global law firm, I was attracted by the opportunity to work on cross-border matters in a variety of practice areas at the LSC.

“I have already worked with the London and New York offices on multiple document review exercises for litigation taking place in foreign jurisdictions. The training and education I've received from Allen & Overy are invaluable to my professional development, and I look forward to enhancing my career experience with a secondment opportunity at one of the firm's global offices.”

The LSC is now recruiting via for the 2020 intake which is open to all graduates interested in pursuing a career in law.

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