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Associate Pensions 0-2 PQE

Employer
CMS
Location
Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
19 Nov 2021

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Employment & Pensions, Pensions Litigation
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer
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Job Details

Our highly regarded pensions practice is growing our Edinburgh based team. We would love to hear from junior lawyers from any background looking for a pensions role in a growing team. We provide great opportunities for development and exposure to high quality client work with a wide range of clients and training opportunities.


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 RoleWe have one of the largest and most highly regarded specialist pensions teams in the UK, our team currently comprises 19 partners and around 50 other fee earners across the UK - with a large team in London, and regional teams in Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Our Edinburgh-based team was established in 2020 to help serve the Scottish and regional market and has grown to 5 fee earners in the past year. Building on that success we are looking to add an associate to continue the development of our Edinburgh-based pensions practice.
You would have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of work with high quality clients both in Scotland and UK-wide and help us continue to grow in the Scottish market. We support fee earners with other qualification backgrounds looking to specialise in pensions and our team have a combination of backgrounds in commercial, insurance, corporate, public and employment law as well as in pensions. We are experienced in advising trustees and employers on all aspects of defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes and our team has a lot of client contact at all levels and the opportunity to run with matters from the start. We also have considerable experience advising on group pensions, master trusts, insurance products (including buy-in and buy-out arrangements), longevity products and other structures, as well as pensions litigation and a busy public sector practice. We work closely with teams within CMS, such as employment, corporate, insurance, banking and funds teams giving great exposure to the wider firm. As part of a busy and developing team you will also be actively involved in our business development and marketing strategies.
We place a lot of importance on providing our fee earners with training and you would benefit from extensive internal training opportunities (both pensions specific and skills based), both on joining the team and throughout your career. We also encourage fee earners to take advantage of training and networking opportunities available through pension industry bodies.
We encourage our team to work in ways that suit their circumstances and embraces a flexible working culture.


About You
We would be happy to discuss any preferences or concerns around office working arrangements.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our market-leading pensions team. You'll be involved in a wide range of high quality advisory work and you'll receive exceptional training in a supportive and collaborative team.


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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Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications.  The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.

In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.

We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours.  That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere. 

We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression. 

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.  

Whatever your specialism, and whether you’re a lawyer or a business services professional, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Find Us
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Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
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