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Associate Banking Litigation-Fixed Term Contract

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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A fantastic opportunity for an Associate to develop their commercial and project management skills, assisting on a large and high-profile defendant litigation project for a key financial services client.
About CMS
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.
About the Role
The successful candidate will help to supervise a new team running claims through the litigation process, deal with Counsel in relation to hearings, develop processes and guidance, evolve the broader litigation strategy for the client's portfolio of claims and work with our tech solutions and project management teams to achieve efficiencies.

You will be part of our highly regarded Financial Services Disputes team and working for one of our key clients.

This is a brand-new role which is critical for the firm and will help expand the firm's capabilities in efficient litigation management. There is much scope for future development and the generation of new projects going forward.

Being available to start as soon as possible will be an advantage (notice period considered). We will also consider both permanent and FTC options.
About You
This is a great opportunity to develop your litigation, project management and commercial skillset. You will be motivated by the delivery of new and efficient litigation solutions and lead on next-gen client delivery with the latest technical tools.

Due to the role being client facing you will need good interpersonal and consultancy skills.

You will be technically savvy and interested in new ways of working.

To meet the needs of the role, you will have an appropriate level of post qualification experience (we anticipate offering a number of roles varying in experience from NQ to 4PQE) in a leading law firm.

If this sounds like you, then please get in touch.
Equal Opportunities
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.

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