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Commercial Litigation and Arbitration - All levels

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19000096 Requisition #
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Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm with a truly international platform that values innovation and future facing law? Our national team is expanding at all levels from junior associate to Partner with a particular focus on our northern offices.


About the role

We are currently expanding our northern commercial litigation and arbitration team which operates across our Sheffield and Manchester offices. This is an exciting time to join and be part of our ambitious expansion plans. This team has a proven track record of providing practical and commercial advice to a wide range of clients at all stages of the dispute resolution process - from pre-contractual negotiations of DR provisions, to obtaining emergency orders, to litigating and arbitrating complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets.

Involved with some of the most important litigation in the country including for and against commercial organisations and central and local governments. Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, lifesciences, and TMC.

You will also be able to support or lead business development opportunities.


About you

You will have a well-developed understanding of litigation, arbitration and ADR procedures with the ability to translate legal theory into practical commercial advice. You must have solid experience within a comparable firm recognised for general disputes work and be able to handle clients in major blue chip companies. We will also value additional skills which complement our practice, such as in judicial review, public procurement challenge work, cyber breach and reputation management.


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 Natalie Koenig, Talent Acquisition Manager.

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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