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City of Manchester


United Kingdom

CMS in Manchester is focused on banking & finance, construction, corporate finance, disputes, energy, infrastructure, M&A, pensions and real estate.

We have had an office in Manchester since 2014. With over 50 lawyers based in the city, our Manchester team works with clients locally, nationally and internationally, leveraging the strength of CMS’s other national and international offices.

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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From the Airport

Manchester Airport is located 10 miles from the office.

  • Bus – buses depart from outside the terminal building taking you to directly into the city centre. The journey takes approx. 30 minutes and costs £4.30.
  • Taxi – a taxi rank is situated outside the main entrance. A taxi to our office will cost around £20 and the journey time is approx. 25 mins.
  • Trains run regularly from the station at the Airport to Manchester Piccadilly. Journey time is approx. 20 mins and costs £10.

By car

If you are travelling by car, please enter postcode M3 3AP into your satnav for directions to the office.

Our onsite car park has limited spaces which need to be booked in advance of your visit. Please contact the Office Manager on +44 (0)161 393 4700 to reserve a space. To gain access on your arrival, press the Reception A or B button on the intercom to speak to building security.

There is a public car park situated on Queen Street which is a short walk from the office.

By train

Manchester Piccadilly Station is approximately 1 mile from the office.

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M3 3AP
United Kingdom


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