Associate - ICE Disputes 3 - 6 PQE

Scotland, Glasgow
08 Jul 2021
05 Aug 2021
Emma McMurray
Role Classification
Contract Type
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE

Excellent opportunity for a 3 - 6 year PQE Disputes Associate to join our leading Infrastructure, Construction & Energy Disputes Team in Glasgow and be part of a future facing, global law firm.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, we combine deep sector understanding with a global overview, giving us the ability not only to see what's coming, but to shape it.

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. Our bold approach to a changing future ensures that we nurture our employees and recruit top talent.

About the Role
The sizeable and expanding Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes Team at CMS is instructed on high profile, high value domestic and international matters, which has led to it being ranked in the top tier by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners and being ranked in the Global Arbitration Review 'GAR30' of the world's busiest international arbitration practices.

We have a recognised expertise in high value and complex international arbitration and litigation in the construction and energy sectors. As trusted advisors to numerous international companies, and with parts of the team based in Madrid, Dubai and Singapore, our ICE Disputes offering is truly global.

Our expertise includes infrastructure, engineering, utilities, waste, transport, energy, renewables, healthcare and private developments. We act for clients at all levels and entry points in the construction sector, including major institutional investors, public sector, contractors, insurers and all tiers of PPP contracts.

As part of the team, you will be:
* supporting partners and other members of the ICE Disputes team by providing a first class professional service;
* working on construction and engineering disputes in adjudication, arbitration and litigation; and
* actively involved in the team's business development initiatives.

We understand the importance of creating an environment that allows our lawyers to grow and develop within the business. In addition to providing a diverse range of high quality work, we invest in training our team and pride ourselves on having a collegiate ethos. We also support our lawyers to develop their own profiles. Our team members are regularly asked to speak at construction conferences and to write for construction journals. This is indicative of their recognition by others in the market for expertise within this area. In this way we attract and retain the best people in the industry.

About You
This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven candidate to quickly gain experience and take on responsibility. The role will involve working closely with a variety of partners, associates and trainees in the ICE Disputes team and a wide range of other colleagues from across the firm.

The ideal candidate will:

have solid experience, or a proven interest, in contentious construction disputes work;
have experience of acting in adjudications, court and arbitrations;
be skilled in project management and up to speed with law tech and what it can offer;
be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of the team to meet deadlines;
be well-organised and proactive;
have excellent attention to detail;
have good written and oral communication skills; and
be willing to attend business development events and take the initiative in business development.

Equal Opportunities

At CMS, a next-generation mindset is woven into all we do. We're diverse, supportive and inclusive, embracing our corporate social responsibility and creating a culture of sustainability in which every one of our people, whatever their background, can maximise their potential and thrive.

For further information about CMS' diversity initiatives and programmes, please click here to view the diversity pages on our website.

Please apply online or contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions. For information regarding our competitive range of benefits please visit our Rewards & Benefits page on our website.

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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