• Ela Gundes

St Andrews Law Review x CMS


The St Andrews Law Review is thrilled to announce our partnership with CMS this year! Having been named Law Firm of the Year at the 2018 British Legal Awards, CMS is an ideal partner for the St Andrews Law Review. It is an internationally-recognised law firm which provides legal opportunities for early talent across the globe.


CMS will not only be informing the Law Review's followers of upcoming events but will also be providing an insight into what a career in law looks like. Read on to find out more about CMS and what they have to offer.


Who are CMS and what do they do?


With over 70 offices across 43 countries, CMS is a reputable firm that holds the 2020 title of Best Regulatory Law Firm. CMS provides many employment opportunities throughout the UK across the following cities:

  • London Headquarters

  • Aberdeen

  • Bristol

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow

  • Liverpool

  • Manchester

  • Reading

  • Sheffield

The Legal Cheek, a British legal news site, having spoken to many CMS trainees, presents an inclusive and well-paying firm that offers up to £50,000 for first year trainees.


With over 5,000 lawyers and 1,200 partners, CMS specialises in many areas, including but not limited to; Banking & Finance, Tax, Corporate, Employment & Pensions and Environmental. The firm has over 8,000 staff and is committed to being future facing and diverse. They were consecutively listed in the Times Top 50 Employers for Women in 2019 and 2020.


What can CMS Offer the St Andrews Law Review's Followers?


Being a globally-recognised firm with such a large network of partners, CMS is a favourite for graduates looking for a career in law. CMS provides Solicitor Apprenticeships, Law Scholarships, Insight Weeks, Vacation Schemes, Training Contracts and even a Business Development and Marketing Graduate Programme where one can connect with a wide network and access CMS' many resources.


CMS takes part in many events that promote diversity and inclusivity throughout the profession. For example, in 2021 CMS took part in an event titled "Bright Network - Black Talent in Law". They have also taken part in the Legal Cheek "Green Energy Revolution", believing sustainability and green energy to be a crucial part of the future.


Those interested in learning more about what a career with CMS looks like can visit their Early Talent website where the specific criteria for each course are outlined.


How do I Connect with CMS?


Throughout the year the St Andrews Law Review will be posting about CMS’ many events and opportunities on our Instagram. For those seeking to find out more about these events, CMS also has a webpage where future and past events can be seen.


They also have a webpage filled with FAQs and Hints & Tips, providing application support and a unique insight into applications for a career in law.


For more recent updates they can also be found on LinkedIn and Twitter.