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2016

"Emma Watson's dad is a partner."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Every Wednesday, there is a basket of fruit delivered to every kitchenette on every floor."
First year trainee, London
"Fiona Woolf, the past Lord Mayor of London, works here."
First year trainee, London
"We were the first international law firm to open an office in Iran after the sanctions were released."
Second year trainee, London
"We have just opened an office in Hong Kong to add to our international office list."
First year trainee, Glasgow
"We led the way with opening up the electricity market in the 80s and were a key advisor to National Grid. Consequently, CMS now helps to write the rules governing the UK electricity industry."
First year trainee, London
"The CMS World Cup brings 600 people from almost all of our offices together in a different city each year."
Second year trainee, London

2015

"All trainees are guaranteed a secondment to either an international CMS office or a client."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"The partners all get tickets to the Wimbledon semi-final/final every year."
First year trainee, London
"They often offer six or 12 month contracts to 'future trainees' who have already completed the Graduate Diploma in Law/Legal Practice Course, to work in our marketing/business development team while they wait to begin their training contract."
First year trainee, Rio de Janeiro
"One of CMS' predecessor firms has a mention in the Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde when Lady Bracknell says her solicitors are Markby, Markby and Markby."
Second year trainee, London

2014

"CMS was one of the first firms to introduce the sector model to get cross practice specialists working together."
Second year trainee, London
"We have lots of jolly trolleys, where champagne is ordered for engagements, weddings, maternity, leavers, joiners - most things really!"
Second year trainee, london
"Henry Markby, a name partner in legacy firm Cameron Markby Hewitt, is alluded to (usually in an unflattering manner) in a number of Oscar Wilde's plays, most notably in The Importance of Being Earnest, when Lady Bracknell says that her solicitors are Markby, Markby and Markby."
Second year trainee, London

2013

"There is a CMS pop/rock band made up of fee earners and partners!"
First year trainee, London
"Before the 1997 merger, one half of the firm was Cameron Markby Hewitt - a named partner from this firm (Mr Markby) was said to have crossed Oscar Wilde, who in turn referenced a Mr Markby (unflatteringly) in several of his works."
First year trainee, Edinburgh
"Dress down Friday once a month, which is generous for the legal sector."
First year trainee, London
"We have bags of penny sweets on sale every pay day with the proceeds going to charity."
Second year trainee, London
"All overseas secondments come with free, excellent accommodation! Money saver!"
First year trainee, london
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