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Our Culture & Values

Be at your best – and be yourself

We’re proud of our culture – we’re down-to-earth, open, welcoming and diverse. We support our people to achieve their potential and although we’re global, we have a united, collaborative culture which creates a strong sense of belonging in all of us. Not only that, but we all have a shared commitment to enabling our clients, each other and the firm itself to face the future with confidence. 

Our culture 

Because our vision is to be a law firm built upon positive, productive relationships, personality is at the core of what makes us different. We bring the personal touch to everything we do, and we encourage our people to let their characters shine with clients and colleagues alike. Our people influence our direction and define how we work. We wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Our values and behaviours 

Everything we do here at CMS is guided by our values. And we look for people with the kind of qualities that seamlessly align with those values: 

  • We’re collaborative and relationship-centric – our people are team players who take the time to get to know their colleagues and clients.
  • We’re progressive and forward-thinking – we embrace innovative technologies and are always looking for new ways to lead the future, for ourselves and our clients. 
  • We embrace learning and empower development – our people love to learn not only because it enables us to face the future with confidence, but also because it’s the driving force behind our progression as individuals and as a firm. 
  • We’re diverse and inclusive – we celebrate individuality, we welcome different personalities and we actively seek a broad range of perspectives when we’re creating our solutions. 
  • We recognise the importance of trust and respect – our people are down-to-earth, open and honest; they always work with integrity and professionalism. 

Our strategy 

We’ve identified six areas of focus that will help us become The Leading Relationship Law Firm:


We want to be recognised not only for our expertise, but also for our ability to build productive relationships founded upon our friendly, flexible, forward-looking and commercial approach. 


We’re open and inclusive when it comes to finding, nurturing, developing and rewarding our people. We give everyone a voice – equality and fairness are embedded into all that we do. 


We’re always looking for new ways to use technology and innovation to add value to our clients, empower our colleagues and drive the long-term success and profitability of the whole firm. 


We have an unrivalled understanding of our clients’ sectors and are always looking to enhance our knowledge further still. We do that by optimising technology, embracing learning and getting under the skin of their challenges and opportunities. 


Our culture is open, dynamic, supportive and inclusive – it’s characterised by mutual trust and respect. We forge strong relationships with our communities and want to lead our profession forward when it comes to social impact and sustainability.


We work with colleagues across borders, sharing knowledge and insights to deliver optimal value to our clients, and exceptional experiences for our people. By working together globally, we can all help to change the future face of law. 

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