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Who is it for?
Anyone who has completed the CMS Academy.
How long is it?
Courses, lectures, and workshops
You’ll learn from the best lawyers and subject
area experts to develop your skills in a variety of
What does it involve?
Secure a future full of promise, where embracing new
technologies and delivering original thinking are part of your
every day. Meet clients and work alongside lawyers at all
levels. Benefit from training courses, lectures and workshops
to broaden your skillsets and sharpen your technical edge.
Our Training Contract consists of four six-month seats, with
opportunities for client, national or international secondments.
You’ll have the chance to work across different practice
groups, with a dedicated supervisor in every seat, plus
ongoing support from the Early Talent Development team.
Learning on the job
Working alongside a supervisor with at least 3 years’ PQE,
you’ll learn on the job and enjoy one-to-one support. Direct
client access and the chance to work with wider practice group
teams on specific projects will also help to develop your skills.
Legal and professional skills training
We’ll draw up a personal development plan to support you
through your training contract and into an newly qualified
role. This will include professional skills training with
subject area experts, and legal skills training with our own
Professional Support Lawyers (PSLs), as well as legal tutors
at The University of Law.
During your training contract, you could go
on a client secondment, or a secondment to a
CMS international office or another of our UK
Pro bono and corporate responsibility
You’ll have the chance to provide pro bono
advice to community groups and not for profit
organisations and get involved in corporate
Currently, non-law graduates who train to
become solicitors are required to complete a
conversion diploma course, the Graduate Diploma
in Law (GDL) before joining their law graduate
peers on the Legal Practice Course (LPC).
For intakes from September 2022 we will
require all non-law graduates to still complete a
conversion diploma course, the Post-Graduate
Diploma in Law (PGDL) before completing the
new two-stage Solicitors Qualifying Examinations
(SQE). All graduates that join us from after that
date will therefore be supported through the
SQE Stage 1 and 2 examinations and all non-law
graduates will be supported through the PGDL.
A training contract at CMS
gives you all the benefits of
working for a big international
commercial law firm. We get
the top clients, a wide variety
of cutting-edge work, and the
chance to travel around the
world. What more could you
now a qualified
lawyer with CMS
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