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Glasgow

CMS has been in Glasgow for 30 years.  We have over 70 lawyers advising on real estate, corporate, construction, employment, banking, IP/ IT and infrastructure matters. Glasgow is also home to CMS’ Legal Services Unit.

CMS in Scotland has won numerous awards including Legal 500 Scotland Law Firm of the Year, Scottish Business Insider Legal Advisor of the Year as well as Real Estate Team of the Year– all testament to the quality of our people and our relationships with our clients.

If you would like more information about our services, please come and visit us, reach out via our online contact form or give us a call.

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CMS has undertaken a COVID-19 risk assessment to ensure its workplaces and operations are COVID-secure.  Affirmation of the completed assessment can be found here. 

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Directions

Glasgow Airport

The airport is located 9 miles away from the office.

  • Bus – First Bus 77 depart every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building taking you to directly into the city centre. The journey takes approx. 25 minutes.
  • Taxi – the journey is approx. 20 minutes and costs approx £20.
  • Train – with a short bus journey to Paisley train station, trains depart every 15 minutes to Glasgow Central station. The journey takes approx. 40 minutes.

By car

If you are travelling by car, please enter postcode G2 1AP into your satnav for directions to the office.

There is an NCP car park situated on Cambridge Street, a leisurely 10 minute walk away. Tariffs are discounted for staff and clients.

By train

Trains arrive into Glasgow Queen Street or Glasgow Central stations where the office is a short walk away.

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Location

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
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