We are looking for an enthusiastic individual ideally with a degree in Law or studying towards CILEX to join our legal services unit as a Paralegal.
About the role
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a number of different Lawyers and clients across the UK. Whilst the role is predominantly Disputes focused, you may be required to assist with legal tasks related to a variety of areas of law.
Examples of the type of work you will be involved with include; disclosure/document review exercises, assisting with physical document management/bundle preparation, status tracking and reporting, assistance with creating and managing large data rooms, drafting/mail merges for service of volumes of notices.
Ideally, you will hold a degree in Law or Business Law or will be working towards CILEX and may have experience of working as a paralegal or within a legal environment.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a strong academic background. You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative whilst working on multiple tasks. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and the ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines. Exceptional communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work well in a team.
CMS is an international organisation with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.
Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 39 countries from 70 office worldwide.
On 1 May 2017, CMS, Nabarro and Olswang came together to create a new future-facing firm, one that is well equipped to help our clients face the future with confidence. We are driven by technology and readily embrace the possibilities it opens up for developing new and better ways of delivering legal services. And we recruit, value and nurture top talent.
CMS is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment, to not only adhere to current employment law, but to harness the full potential of our staff and ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. To meet this aim CMS endeavours to treat all staff and job applicants equally, on the basis of merit and the ability to do their job. Everybody will be treated equally regardless of race, colour, age, religion or belief, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital or civil partner status, ethnic or national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or maternity status (“Protected Characteristics”).
For further information about CMS’ diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.
How to apply
If you are interested please apply online or contact Tahira Choudhry, Recruitment Advisor, for more information.
Please note that CMS have a preferred agency panel in place. Only applications submitted via the portal at the point of instruction will be accepted.