Our reward and benefits package is designed to provide you with a wide range of financial benefits, facilities and services to help you develop a truly satisfying career, maximising your ability to support your clients, and enjoy a lifestyle that is as balanced as possible.

The following pay, benefits and financial support are available:

Graduate diploma in law (GDL)

We will pay your course fees and provide a maintenance grant of £8,000 in London and £7,000 elsewhere in the UK.

If you only need to study part of the GDL, we will pay the necessary course fees and a pro-rated maintenance award.

If you accept your Training Contract after commencing the GDL we will pro rata your maintenance award and your course fees will be refunded in full.

Legal practice course (LPC)

For all those on the A&O accelerated LPC, you will receive a maintenance grant of £7,000, and we will pay your course fees.

If you accept your Training Contract after commencing the LPC we will pro rata your maintenance award and your course fees will be refunded in full.

Trainee Salary

For students choosing to take the two year LLB course we offer a maximum of £5,000 towards course fees. Future trainees taking this course also receive a one-off maintenance payment of £6,000 for courses in London, Oxford & Guildford and £5,000 for courses elsewhere in the UK.

The current salary for first year trainees is £42,000 rising to £47,000 in the second year of training. The current salary on qualification is £78,500.


As well as financial rewards, working at Allen & Overy offers an exceptional range of benefits including insurance (life, permanent health and private medical), pension scheme, an interest-free season ticket loan, as well as a range of on-site facilities including a gym and sports hall, medical, dental and physiotherapy service, beauty treatment centre, dry cleaners, and two restaurants.


Some of our future trainees decide to take time off before joining us and we fully support this, especially if you plan to extend, develop or gain other skills and experience that you can use when you start work at Allen & Overy. You can apply for an interest-free loan of up to £2,000 which you will repay by the end of your Training Contract. This can be used for something worthwhile, for example – completing a language study course or undertaking a pro bono or community initiative, or be used as additional financial support while you are undertaking your studies.

Academic Prizes

We believe in recognising your achievements – if you achieve a first class degree and/or a distinction in the LPC and a distinction in both Business Modules (Business Finance & Business Strategy) after accepting our offer, we’ll reward you with a prize for each of £500.