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“At CMS, our world starts with “Your World First”. This is a personal promise to understand the needs, motivations, ambitions and context of everyone we work with, both clients and colleagues. It recognises that “one size fits all” does not deliver the practical, innovative and effective outcomes we strive for every day.

With 4,500 lawyers in 74 offices around the globe, CMS lives and breathes diversity every day. Diversity is central to our strategy and we believe that an inclusive environment and a diverse workforce are key to having a successful business. We actively seek out diverse talent and bring together groups with a wide variety of backgrounds, skills and expertise in order to create solutions for our clients. We also continually seek and implement innovative ideas to build an even more inclusive environment where talent naturally thrives. Finally, it goes without saying that we will not discriminate against individuals on the basis of disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.

We are proud of our achievements in the area of diversity and inclusion, and particularly of the role that we can play in sharing our values, ideas, experiences and learning with clients, partners and peers, to create a supportive and high-performing culture where everyone's careers can flourish. And because we put “Your World First” at the centre of everything we do, we measure our success in terms of real results for our clients, sector and people.”

Penelope Warne, the Senior Partner, Chairman of the UK LLP Board and Head of Energy

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