Associate - FS Disputes 1-3 PQE

3 days left

Bristol, England
19 Mar 2021
16 Apr 2021
Esther Caines
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

Our well established banking litigation team in Bristol have an opportunity for an ambitious Associate.

About the role

Our highly regarded banking litigation team has an opening for an experienced Junior Associate. This is a great opportunity to work for key clients including the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. You will primarily assist with and in time manage small claims and fast track litigation in relation to payment protection insurance including drafting pleadings and evidence, advocacy at interlocutory hearings and assisting Counsel at trial, together with billing and reporting to clients in relation to those matters. As you progress, you may also assist with larger litigations in our wider team.

About you

You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload therefore using your strong organisational skills.
You will also be working with a team of colleagues as well as dealing on a daily basis with both clients and opponents and must, therefore, have an ability to liaise with people on different levels.
You should have a strong academic background and experience within a Private Practice Litigation team is essential.
Experience of drafting pleadings and evidence, and of advocacy, would be an advantage.
This role will suit a keen team player who is willing to use their own initiative.

About us

CMS is an international law firm with leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond. We create sustainable and rewarding futures for our clients, our people and our communities.

Ranked as the world's 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in over 40 countries from 70+ offices worldwide.

CMS 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.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees! Benefits include but are not limited to the following:

- 25 days annual leave

- Flexible working opportunities

- Flexible holiday purchase

- Private Medical Health Insurance

- Pensions package

- Health & wellbeing incentives

- Cycle to work scheme

- Individual office perks
Equal opportunities
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. If you have any queries, please contact Esther Caines, Talent Acquisition Advisor via email at

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.

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