CMS

CMS is a future facing international law firm. With 75 offices in 43 countries and 4,800+ lawyers worldwide, and home to business services colleagues across everything from Information Technology, Human Resources and Innovation to Finance, Diversity & Inclusion and Communications. The firm’s core purpose is to build rewarding futures for its clients, people and communities.


In a world of ever-accelerating change where technology is increasingly important in the deployment of global strategies, every team at CMS is empowered to operate and innovate in ways that best meet clients’ needs. We encourage ideas from every corner of our business. We are also committed to addressing our own impact on the environment and approach to sustainability, as well as advising clients with their related legal needs.


We strive to spend more time looking at our clients’ world than inwards at ours. That’s what makes our approach different. Being able to see things from our clients’ perspective means our people are approachable and accessible. And this means we have a genuinely supportive, open culture you won’t find everywhere.


We take the same approach with our colleagues: we pride ourselves on fostering a workplace where everyone is encouraged to speak up, share ideas, seek advice and where ability and commitment is recognised by rapid progression.


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.


Whatever your specialism, a career at CMS gives you huge scope to carve out a brilliant career as you help us, and our clients, to face the future with confidence.

Jan 26, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Excellent opportunity to join our market-leading IP and Patent litigation team. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 We have an exciting new opportunity for an Associate specialising in Patent disputes to join our London team as part of the ongoing growth of our IP practice, particularly within the Tech & Media and Life Sciences sectors. Our 300 strong full service IP practice is a genuine 'one-stop-shop'...
Jan 20, 2022
Full time
CMS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Our award-winning Real Estate team is looking to recruit Associates in Sheffield. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 Working as part of this market leading Real Estate...
Jan 19, 2022
Full time
CMS Aberdeen
Fantastic opportunity to join our top tier Corporate Energy practice in Aberdeen. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 The top tier CMS Oil & Gas Team is the largest UK-based team dedicated to this industry, providing advice to clients all around the world, guiding them through all the problems and pitfalls they face. We advise on all aspects of the industry; upstream, downstream, LNG, platforms, pipelines,...
Jan 19, 2022
Full time
CMS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
A fantastic opportunity for Matter Administrators to join a central resource dealing with administrative duties in regards to Client and Matter initiation through to supporting partners and revenue controllers with billing. Assist in the accurate capture of rates and billing arrangements to include data integrity. The employee is responsible for accurate and timely completion of the principal responsibilities listed below. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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...
Jan 18, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Excellent opportunity to join our highly successful, supportive and growing employment team. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 You will be advising commercial clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment related queries. Our work is fast-paced and offers huge variety, covering the full spectrum of employment law matters. You will be involved in advising commercial clients in...
Jan 17, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Would you like to be part of a dynamic and agile eLearning team that thrives on delivering risk and compliance excellence? We are looking for someone initially on a 12 month fixed term contract. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 This is a newly created role for someone who is adept at creating highly engaging eLearning courses that they can then confidently promote to internal stakeholders and external clients. You will...
Jan 17, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Our busy Billings Team is looking for a number of Billings Administrators to join a central finance resource supporting partners in dealing with pre/post-billing related administrative activities. Liaising with other finance teams to ensure the accurate and timely drafting and preparation of bills. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 You'll be monitoring Partner & client portfolio of bills issued and ensure...
Jan 13, 2022
Full time
CMS Glasgow
CMS are looking for 6 experienced Real Estate Paralegal's to join our team working within one of our regional offices (Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh). About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 CMS is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit. The role will be focussed on supporting our energy and utilities clients with English law acquisition transitions, including managing purchases...
Jan 12, 2022
Full time
CMS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CMS is looking to grow its Trade Mark team, with opportunities for Trade Mark Attorneys in either London, Sheffield or Glasgow. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 CMS has the largest trade mark team in the UK comprising 7 partners and 40 associates, with over 20 years' experience of managing trade mark portfolios based across our offices in London, Sheffield and Glasgow. We are also supported by a growing team in...
Jan 12, 2022
Full time
CMS Edinburgh
Are you looking for a new opportunity within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 We are looking for a Legal Secretary to join our Corporate Transactions team in Edinburgh to provide a high-quality and efficient secretarial service to Partners, fee-earners and trainee solicitors. Legal experience is essential. Reporting directly to the Secretarial...
Jan 12, 2022
Part time
CMS London
CMS is looking for an experienced Document Specialist to work part time Monday-Wednesday 8am - 4pm. This is a remote working role, offering you an opportunity to permanently work from home. Excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a future facing, international law firm and take their career to the next level. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 Working within the Document Services Centre providing...
Jan 12, 2022
Full time
CMS London
CMS is looking for an experienced Document Specialist to work full time Monday-Friday 10am-6pm. This is a remote working role, offering you an opportunity to permanently work from home. Excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join a future facing, international law firm and take their career to the next level. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 Working within the Document Services Centre providing...
Jan 11, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Are you an experienced senior operational business leader looking to further your career in a global law firm. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 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 We are expanding our practice management function with the aim of hiring a senior, experienced operations professional to take on the role of Practice Group Manager across a portfolio of multi-million pound global business areas. The Practice Group Manager is intended to be the right-hand person to...
Jan 11, 2022
Full time
CMS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
New opportunities for Credit Controllers About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 To support the Practice Group Finance team in the management of the Firm's debtors whilst maintaining good client relationships. * Consistently deliver high quality services on time, with a focus on responsiveness, client satisfaction, effective client communication and client service orientation. * Assist in identifying and implementing...
Jan 11, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Are you looking to start your legal secretarial career within a law firm that is significantly growing in size and global reach? About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 79 offices in 45 countries and 5,000+ 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 We are looking for an administrator to provide support to our Legal PAs and Team Secretaries in the Technology, Media, IP & Competition (TMIC) Team. Reporting into the Assistant Secretarial Support Manager as well as the fee earners and...
Jan 10, 2022
Full time
CMS Sheffield, South Yorkshire
CMS are looking for 6 experienced Real Estate Paralegal's to join our team working within one of our regional offices (Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow and Edinburgh). About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 CMS is seeking a Real Estate Paralegal to join our Legal Services Unit. The role will be focussed on supporting our energy and utilities clients with English law acquisition transitions, including managing purchases...
Jan 07, 2022
Full time
CMS London
Our Technology, Media, Intellectual Property & Competition practice group has an opportunity for a lawyer focused on regulatory and matters within the Life Science sector to join our prestigious team who are ranked highly in both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. About CMS CMS is a Future Facing firm. With 80 offices in 50 countries and 5,000+ 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 The team operates as a seamless unit between the firm's offices in London, Reading and Glasgow, advising on a...