We are looking for an enthusiastic newly qualified lawyer to join our Scottish Construction team.
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.
We are a highly regarded quality and friendly team and offer a great opportunity to work as part of our non-contentious team advising clients on all types of construction projects including commercial, retail, energy and infrastructure.
Our work is client facing, varied, fast-paced and challenging across a wide variety of sectors working with developers, major institutional investors, public sector and education bodies, contractors, insurers and lenders in Scotland, across the UK and internationally.
The role will involve:
working as part of a team to provide first class, professional non-contentious construction advice for clients in a wide range of fields;
working closely with our clients and their professional consultants when drafting and negotiating construction contracts, professional team appointments, guarantees and collateral warranties;
advising on procurement routes and use of standard form contracts such as NEC, SBC, FIDIC and JCT; and
writing articles and presenting at internal and external seminars.
CMS has a global footprint and all associates are given the opportunity to build a firm network through attending learning and development courses in other CMS jurisdictions with colleagues in other offices.
The ideal candidate will:
be admitted (or be about to be admitted) as a lawyer to the Law Society of Scotland or the Law Society of England & Wales
have some experience or a particular interest in construction or infrastructure projects, or have had some exposure to this area of practice during their traineeship
be hard working, enjoy a challenge and be happy to work as part of the team to meet deadlines;
be well-organised and proactive;
have excellent attention to detail;
have good written and oral communication skills; and
be willing to attend business development events and start building their own network.
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 click here to view the diversity 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.