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Associate - Real Estate (Disputes) - 0-3 PQE

Experienced Lawyers
19000213 Requisition #
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As an embedded part of the wider real estate group, the team gives clients the benefit of experience of acting for the full spectrum of property holders across the widest range of disputes.

About the role

Working as part of one of the UK’s largest real estate disputes team this is a unique opportunity for an individual who wants to develop their career in the contentious side of real estate.  The team is part of the leading European real estate team which spans multiple jurisdictions ensuring the fullest possible range of work advising all types of investors, developers, financers and occupiers in relation to a variety of projects.

Known for its client focused approach and its thought leadership, at CMS you will be working with colleagues in the real estate sector with a wide range of specialisms. Working alongside the wider real estate group you will be advising on all of the traditional real estate asset classes but also on the more recent alternative real estate asset classes including retail, commercial offices, industrial, high end residential, high institutional investment property funds, student accommodation, energy and hotels and leisure. You will have the opportunity to work on many high-profile properties, get involved in various cases and all aspects of asset management. 

About you

The ideal candidate will:
- Be a newly qualified or trainee solicitor
- Be able to demonstrate an interest in, and enthusiasm for the property industry
- Have excellent written and oral communication skills
- Have gained excellent relevant experience from a recognised real estate department of a makor or medium sized firm
- Have a strong academic background
- Demonstrate the ambition to succeed and committment to business development and client relationship management
- Be commercially orientated with good business acumen and a committment 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

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’ 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 Zain Qureshi, 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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