Our recruitment process


Peerpoint by Allen & Overy

Our rigorous recruitment process is a vital part of getting to know you and understanding your ambitions and skills.

The recruitment process to join the panel is thorough so that we can find the right clients and assignments for you, and it also enables you to decide if we are the right fit for you.

It involves five steps, which you’ll find detailed below. The process tends to take between four and six weeks, but it can be quicker if there is an immediate role available. We’ll only invite you to join us when we see a demand in your particular expertise – we want to be able to provide you with opportunities that suit your experience and skillset.

While we cannot guarantee work on the panel, we are fully invested in supporting you to achieve your goals, and of course, you may wish to find additional ways to secure work – we don’t ask that you work exclusively with us.


Your journey to the Peerpoint panel

We'll invest a substantial amount of time in getting to know you. Here's an outline of what you can expect.

1. Application

You can apply to join the Peerpoint panel via our job site or by contacting our recruitment team with your CV and details. Following a review of your profile, one of our recruitment team may arrange a call to discuss your experience and interest in Peerpoint.

2. Peerpoint interview

This interview will be with two members of the Peerpoint team. It will be an opportunity to discuss your experience to date, what you are looking for from consulting, and to understand more about the Peerpoint proposition and what you can expect from being on the panel.

3. Partner interview

This will be with two Allen & Overy partners who will interview you from a technical point of view based on your expertise and experience. This forms an integral part of the Peerpoint proposition – only candidates who have been endorsed by two A&O partners can go forward in the process and join the panel. It also helps us to identify the most suitable roles for you.

4. Technical assessment

This is not required for all specialisms and, if required, will typically take place on the same day as the partner interview. It will usually be a written or online test to determine your level of ability in line with what’s expected by Allen & Overy.

5. Personal referencing

For the last step in the process, you will be required to provide three personal references for our recruitment team to contact. We speak to your personal references over the phone and once successfully taken, you will be approved onto the Peerpoint panel.

Learn more about Peerpoint here.