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Business Services Professionals

How we work

One of our strengths is knowing how to pull together the right team.

To support our lawyers in providing the very best, industry focused legal services, we rely on a variety of specialist business services professionals to advise, guide and support the work we provide for our clients. 

Our senior management team, which includes a number of non-lawyer professionals, is supported by experts in all the usual business support disciplines:

  • Communications
  • CSR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Facilities & Procurement
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Business Change, Transformation & Innovation
  • IT
  • Knowledge & Information Services 
  • Learning & Development
  • Marketing & Business Development
  • Risk Management

Alongside these, we also have a team of specialist professional support lawyersparalegals and, by no means least, our secretarial team, who are all equally integral to our success.

Some of our support functions are outsourced, but excluding those we have over 400 people working in our business support departments.

Like our lawyers, many of our specialists belong to a department for organisational purposes, but are dedicated to specific practice groups  or sector groups. Working closely with the legal teams, often our specialists, such as HR, Finance and Marketing experts, sit alongside the groups they support. 

We work collaboratively across our international network, not just within CMS’ UK offices, but across the CMS organisation. This not only means that our clients receive an integrated, seamless service despite cross-jurisdictional complications but also that we can offer our people exciting opportunities to work internationally and to undertake overseas transfers and secondments, which are not just limited to lawyers.

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