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Commercial Disputes Senior Associate Manchester

Employer
CMS
Location
England, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

 

We are looking for a talented lawyer to join our market-leading, highly successful disputes team in Manchester.

About CMS

CMS is a Future Facing firm with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries and 5,000+ lawyers worldwide. We combine deep local market understanding with a global perspective, we are passionate about building strong relationships with the clients we support, our people and the communities we work in.

We take a bold, dynamic and agile approach to ensure our clients are able to 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. We don't just want to face the future we want to shape it.

About the Role

From a standing start seven years ago, CMS' Manchester office is now one of the largest offices of any major law firm in the city, with around 120 lawyers and support staff advising local, national and international clients across a range of practice groups, including commercial disputes.

Manchester is the fastest growing office in CMS' global network, and we have this month moved into expanded and state-of-the-art premises in the heart of the city to accommodate this growth. And we are still growing.

The team advises on a wide variety of international and national disputes, across all the sectors that the Firm works in and the team has specialists in reputation management and data protection issues. The work we do for our clients is often high profile and at the cutting edge of dispute resolution. Whilst you will be a key member of our Manchester team you will also work on matters from across our UK and international network.

This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process - from drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to litigating and arbitrating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgments and awards and recovering assets.

The aim is to be the leading commercial litigation team in Manchester. You can be part of making that happen.

About You

We are currently recruiting at 9PQE+ level.

You will understand litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures.

You will be expected to provide in-depth case analysis and briefings for the team whilst being able to manage substantial disputes under partner supervision.

You will work directly with clients. This will include taking instructions and preparing high quality and concise party/party correspondence, instructions to Counsel, pleadings and other court and arbitration documents.

You will also be able to support the team with business development opportunities and be encouraged to take the initiative in developing your own and the team's client relationships and market profile.

We work collaboratively within a team environment and support not only the development of the practice but also the team's culture and values.

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.

Company

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 74 offices in 44 countries and 5000+ 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.

We’re a global law firm. We focus on the big and the small. We look to the future and embrace agility and challenge. We are experts in our sectors and have the rankings to back that up.  But it’s not all sectors and rankings. We focus on relationships. We’re a community. We look out for each other, encourage everyone to be themselves, and the best version of that. We’re friendly and go-getting. We act with purpose and find passion in what we do. We seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We don’t want everyone to be the same.  We know the best route forward is with the most diverse group of colleagues as possible. We’re here to build a better future.

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. 

Our culture

It’s all about relationships. Our relationship with you, your relationship with us, and the relationships we have with clients and the communities around us. We want you to thrive and show your personality. Foster community, work together, listen, be open, and help each other succeed. Act with purpose and find passion. Strive for progress and embrace challenges. Seek out different ways of thinking and doing. We value trust over rules.

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.

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 20 7367 3000
Location
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
GB

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