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Associate - FS Disputes 1-3 PQE

Experienced Lawyers
21000148 Requisition #

Our well established banking litigation team in Bristol have an opportunity for an ambitious Associate.


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

Our highly regarded banking litigation team has an opening for an experienced Junior Associate. This is a great opportunity to work for key clients including the Royal Bank of Scotland plc. You will primarily assist with and in time manage small claims and fast track litigation in relation to payment protection insurance including drafting pleadings and evidence, advocacy at interlocutory hearings and assisting Counsel at trial, together with billing and reporting to clients in relation to those matters.


As you progress, you may also assist with larger litigations in our wider team.


About you

You will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to use your initiative and must be used to dealing with a large workload therefore using your strong organisational skills.

You will also be working with a team of colleagues as well as dealing on a daily basis with both clients and opponents and must, therefore, have an ability to liaise with people on different levels.

You should have a strong academic background and experience within a Private Practice Litigation team is essential. Experience of drafting pleadings and evidence, and of advocacy, would be an advantage.

This role will suit a keen team player who is willing to use their own initiative.

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 view the Diversity & Inclusion 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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