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