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Belfast law practice takes on 20 graduates for city office

By Mark Edwards

A law firm has hired 20 new law graduates at its legal services centre in Belfast.

Allen & Overy has recruited more than 150 law graduates in Northern Ireland over the past six years and currently employs more than 500 people here. The new recruits overcame tough competition from graduates across the UK and Ireland and completed a six-week training programme to secure the roles. They will now work under the guidance of experienced lawyers.

Jane Townsend, head of Allen & Overy's legal services centre, said: "We work to attract, develop and keep outstanding people in every area of the business and have been pleased with the calibre of the candidates that have joined us. Over the last six years, this recruitment programme has given ambitious and high-calibre individuals the opportunity to come into our teams and learn from some of the very best lawyers in the market.

"The legal services centre in Belfast plays an increasingly important role in the way we deliver services to our clients and our teams across the globe."

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