From the seed of an idea, Peerpoint, has grown in just six years into a market leading business, offering lawyers a different way to work and still progress their careers.
Previously it was almost unheard of to find lawyers working on a consultancy basis. For most lawyers the usual career path meant joining a firm as a trainee and then moving up the ranks to perhaps one day make partnership, or switching to an in-house track. Despite some alternatives such as taking on a know-how or counsel role, for those dissatisfied with those options, it could mean leaving the law altogether.
Today, the Peerpoint panel of lawyers has grown from three to over 300 worldwide. Peerpoint now has a presence in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Amsterdam. It is run by a global team of 35 who collectively manage everything from attracting new lawyers onto the panel, on-boarding, assignment and career coaching, client relationship management and community engagement.
We’ve developed Peerpoint around offering really interesting and positive development opportunities for lawyers. Peerpoint’s proposition is unique for many reasons but not least is its relationship with A&O. The team work closely with A&O partners, fee earners and support teams on a daily basis and A&O partner interviews form an integral part of the recruitment process – only candidates who have been endorsed by A&O partners can go forward in the process and join the panel. On joining, Peerpoint consultants get access to Allen & Overy resources, and during an assignment consultants have the chance to discuss it with an A&O sponsoring or technical partner for advice or guidance.
Learn more about Peerpoint here.