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Associate - Construction - NQ

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19000202 Requisition #
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We are recruiting an enthusiastic newly qualified lawyer to join our Construction and Engineering team in Glasgow. 

About the role

We are a highly regarded, quality department who work well together and are looking for someone to become part of our team.  We advise clients on all types of construction and engineering projects including commercial, retail, energy and infrastructure for projects in Scotland, the UK and internationally. The type of projects we advise on include shopping centres and office buildings; roads and bridges; land remediation projects; windfarms; power stations; schools and university buildings; museums; accommodation and hotel and leisure schemes.
Our clients are developers, institutional investors, public sector and education bodies, contractors, and lenders . We aim to have a close working relationship with our clients and there would be early client contact for the NQ lawyer.

The role will involve: 
- providing non-contentious construction advice for clients;
- drafting and negotiating construction contracts, professional team appointments, guarantees and collateral warranties 
- working closely with our clients and their professional consultants;
- advising on procurement options and use of standard form contracts such as NEC, SBC, FIDIC and JCT; and
- writing articles with opportunities to present at internal and external seminars. 
- attending business development events and start building their own network
- Training will be provided and the NQ will be working in a supportive environment with regular partner contact. 
- CMS has a global footprint and all associates are given the opportunity to build a firm network through attending learning and development courses in other CMS jurisdictions with colleagues in other offices. 

About you

The ideal candidate will: 
- be admitted (or be about to be admitted) as a lawyer to the Law Society of Scotland or the Law Society of England & Wales 
- have some experience or an interest in construction and engineering
- be happy to work as part of the team; 
- be well-organised and proactive;
- be quality driven; 
- have excellent written and oral communication skills; and 
- be commercially aware

About us

CMS are delighted to be named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards.

CMS is an international law firm with market leading businesses throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia and beyond.

Ranked as the world’s 6th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and 6th largest in the UK by revenue, CMS works with clients in 42 countries from 74 offices worldwide. 

A future facing law firm 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.

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’s 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 Tahira Choudhry, Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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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