Allen & Overy is a global law firm that helps the world’s leading businesses to grow, innovate and thrive. For almost a century, we have built a reputation for our commitment to think ahead and bring original solutions to our clients’ most complex legal and commercial challenges.
At a time of significant turbulence in the business world, we are determined to help our clients embrace change, confidently expand into new markets and keep on top of ever-more complicated regulatory frameworks.
To do this, we will harness our global strength and local knowledge. We will drive towards our vision to become the world's most innovative law firm. And we will continue to create an environment where the brightest minds can flourish.
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Flexible working at Allen & Overy offers employees a variety of options, as they see the importance of flexible working to not only the individual but also the company. 2018 saw A&O complete the roll-out of iFlex across every office for all lawyers and support professionals working in roles that can be done in an agile way. A&O state there is no minimum or maximum number of days per week or per month that people can work remotely. Trust is a key part of the organisation, as employees do not need to ask permission. Their roll-out of a new suite of IT systems also makes remote working easier too.
What we love about Allen & Overy:
💡 A&O are trialling different options of hybrid working in their offices, with support for their managers and employees
💡 A&O re-designed their 50,000 sq ft office at Belfast’s vibrant Donegall Quay to accommodate for agile working
💡 A&O iFlex enables anyone to work from home without seeking permission
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The 16 months up to July 2021 did a lot to progress the culture of remote and flexible working across A&O; with the return to some offices in September 2021 came the opportunity to preserve the best of that experience.
In many ways, the pandemic accelerated changes that were already happening at A&O with, for example, the use of “seamless” technology and initiatives such as iFlex flexible working arrangements.
It’s a work in progress, but with internal research showing that hybrid arrangements encompassing office and remote working are beneficial to both A&O and the individual, momentum is building, with workstreams looking closely at what’s best for individuals, A&O and our clients.