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CMS Returner programme - Solicitors - 6 month internship

Experienced Lawyers
18000322 Requisition #
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CMS is delighted to be part of this returner programme funded by the UK Government and in partnership with the Law society. 

About the role


CMS is delighted to be part of this returner programme funded by the UK Government and in partnership with the Law society with the aim of supporting those who have taken a career break back into the work. As part of the programme you will have a supported route back into private practice, the opportunity to join workshops including personal professional brand, networking, interview skills and legal know-how updates. In addition, you will participate in coaching support from Women Returners, benefit from a wider peer support group and you will also have the guidance of a mentor for the duration of the programme.

About you


CMS are looking for qualified lawyers who have had a minimum of 12 months gap in their professional legal career and are looking to return to private practice.
Are you a specialist in one of our key specialist areas in Manchester? These include the following:
Real Estate
Contentious Construction
Non Contentious Construction
Professional discipline and regulatory


About us


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 or contact Natalie Koenig, Recruitment Manager, for more information.


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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