Legal consultant : Commercial Lawyer - UAE


Legal consultant : Commercial Lawyer - UAE

Allen & Overy
  • دبي, United Arab Emirates


About Peerpoint

Peerpoint is Allen & Overy’s global platform for self-directed consultant lawyers who want to access the best work, clients, resources and bespoke support, whilst working on assignments with Allen & Overy or directly with clients as a legal consultant.

Typical assignments based in Abu Dhabi or Dubai are 6 months in length and there are flexible working arrangements available. Alternatively, consultants have the opportunity to undertake assignments remotely for clients based within Abu Dhabi or Dubai whilst being based in the UK, Australia, Singapore or Hong Kong.

Role Requirements

Legal consultancy can offer lawyers fresh and varied work in a range of in house teams and potentially within A&O practice. Currently we are seeking lawyers with 5-7 years’ top-tier post-qualification experience within general commercial to join our panel.

Successful applicants will:
• Have a minimum of four years' post-qualification experience at a top tier law firm, ideally with some in house exposure either directly or via secondment
• Have excellent academic credentials;
• A practicing certificate (or equivalent) which entitles them to practice as a lawyer
• A consultant mindset - be resilient, open to experiencing new challenges and environments and be excited to develop their skill set and brand within the consultancy field

What can consulting offer you?

A consulting career through Peerpoint is exciting, varied and extremely rewarding. As a Peerpoint consultant you can have the opportunity to work:
• In-house with one of our clients - this could mean working with a client either virtually or locally to support a project, regulatory reform or transactional work during periods of absence. Assignments can range from three to twelve months in duration and will vary in hours.
• In the Allen & Overy UAE practice to support a specific client or the practice generally during peak volumes. We have consultants that step into the team on an ad hoc basis and those who work regularly to support the Practice.

We only take you on when we see a demand for your particular expertise, making sure there is a good chance we can provide you with work on an on-going basis. We cannot guarantee work but we are every bit as invested in moving your career forward as you are.

More information on how consulting works:

Flexibility of consulting

The benefits of legal consulting are wide ranging. You might want more control over your time, to be able to balance professional and personal ambitions such as family responsibilities, a business idea, studies or hobbies. Legal consulting gives you the flexibility to remain in the workforce without putting the rest of life on hold.

Supporting you and your career development

When you join our panel, you’ll receive the full support of our dedicated legal consultant management team, but that’s not all. Throughout the period of your assignment, you’ll also have access to a huge suite of A&O resources, including:
• An A&O partner or senior lawyer contact
• A&O professional support lawyers and knowledge resources
• Bespoke Peerpoint support including: 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
• Further training: Our consultants are invited to attend some of A&O’s legal training and also have access to A&O's IT training courses
• Client newsletters and seminars
• Invitations to A&O networks

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, who are keen to share their experiences and learn from one another.

Please note that, due to the high volume of applications, it is our policy not to provide detailed personal feedback at the application stage.


Category : Lawyer
Posted : November 1, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 5 Months

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