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21000363 Requisition #

Our Scottish Planning & Environment team are looking for junior Associates to support our work consenting of some of the largest development, energy and infrastructure projects in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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

Based in Edinburgh or Glasgow, you will be part of a growing and dynamic team and be exposed to a diverse work-type and have a good degree of responsibility, providing an excellent opportunity for development and transactional experience. 
The role will involve supporting partners and senior associates in the Planning practice in connection with major development and energy & infrastructure projects, compulsory purchase and compensation matters, planning applications and appeals, EIA and HRA, roads law matters, judicial review, and major real estate transactions. The role will involve regularly working on major projects and transactions with colleagues across the firm, including in the wider Real Estate and Energy teams. The team acts for some of the largest investors (ranging from institutional investors to private equity and overseas investors), developers, energy companies, utilities and public sector bodies.

About You

You will:
- Be a qualified solicitor with ideally 0-4 PQE
- Be able to demonstrate an interest in, and enthusiasm for, development planning, infrastructure planning and regeneration
- Have gained good experience in a recognized real estate or energy / infrastructure practice
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Have a strong academic background
- Demonstrate the ambition to succeed and commitment to business development and client relationship management
- Be commercially orientated with good business acumen and a commitment to innovation
- Have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Be well-organised with strong administration and time management skills and the ability and drive to meet demanding     deadlines

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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