08:30, March 23 171 0

2018-03-23 08:30:07
Allen & Overy to launch ‘training contract for legal technologists’

Allen & Overy is launching a new graduate scheme in London for legal technology and project management.

The scheme is to start in September and will mirror the structure of a traditional training contract, though it will not lead to qualification as a solicitor. It will involved four six-month seat rotations around the firm’s project management office, its legal tech team, and projects within the advanced delivery areas.

The scheme will take on four candidates with STEM or Economics degrees in a bid to harness young technical talent.

The graduates will sit in A&O’s ‘tech innovation space’, Fuse, which calls itself a space “to explore, develop, and test legal, regulatory and deal-related solutions”.

A&O’s head of legal project management Louise Forrest said: “We’ve launched this scheme now so that we can shape junior project managers and legal technologists into the professionals that A&O and our clients will need.”

The training scheme will lead to a recognised qualification in project or process management.

A&O head of advanced delivery technology Kevin Oliver said: “The Advanced Delivery graduates will grow up in A&O, receiving exactly the same level of training and access as our trainee lawyers, and building networks that will make them a key part of the business.”