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CMS Gender pay gap stats

We are pleased to report our gender pay figures for 2019 in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. We were recognised as one of the first law firms to report gender pay information back in 2017.

CMS is deeply committed to all aspects of diversity and inclusion which remain central to our strategy as a firm. With 45% women on our Board and 32% female partners, promoting and supporting women is engrained in our DNA and 100% embedded in our business. This is brought to life by the Culture & Values strand of our strategy, inclusive of progressive, supportive policies and programmes that underpin our passion to develop the careers of our people. We have implemented a robust and sustainable strategy to deliver on this commitment across our many policies and procedures and we are proud to have been recognised as a Times Top 50 employer for women consecutively for the past five years.

We take a transparent approach, we have a clear action plan and progress is monitored and reported back to the Board regularly.

We are committed to providing fair and competitive rewards to all our people, and strive to offer equal opportunities in career progression. Our senior associate population (those on the track for partnership) now comprises 61% women. We are confident that with our training, development schemes and inclusive policies – including flexible working, mentoring, maternity/shared parental leave support and coaching, and enhanced family care policies – we will see our female partnership increasing at even stronger levels in future. 

We are confident that we pay our people fairly for equivalent roles, regardless of their gender



You can download a PDF which provides details about our UK Gender Pay Gap information for 2019 by clicking the image on the left.