A&O's london lawyers to be offered contract work

November 29, 2013 Allen & Overy is set to begin a trial of a new program that allows top lawyers to work on a contract basis. The service, which goes by the name of “Peerpoint,” will begin with A&O alumni in the London area, with plans to expand the scope of the program across the international network.
 
Managing partner Wim Dejonghe told Legal Week that: “the traditional law firm model is under pressure and lacks flexibility. In a low growth environment, peaks in client demand are far more variable, so we need greater flexibility in our model.”
 
“We also want to provide an option for those high-caliber lawyers who enjoy the challenge of working with top tier clients without the added demands of working in a large law firm. Peerpoint enables us to do both.”

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