You will be allowed to choose a seat when you start your training contract. You will then undertake a compulsory seat in either Corporate or Banking and a contentious seat. The firm has six London Practice Groups: Real Estate, Corporate (including Tax), Banking, Commercial (comprising Litigation, Immigration, Pensions, IP/ IT and SHEP) Insurance/Reinsurance, Energy Projects and Construction. You will be able to gain experience in at least three of these areas during your training contract.
You may even be allowed to take a secondment, either to a client firm or to one of CMS Cameron McKenna's international offices. The firm currently offers trainees secondments at its offices in Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Moscow, Bucharest and Sofia.
Graduate trainees at CMS Cameron McKenna will complete all the Professional Skills Course core elements including the Advocacy elective before starting their Training Contract. This will be studied for whilst completing the LPC at BPP.
The firm have a specialist training team who will offer trainees continued training options throughout their training contract, including workshops on presentation skills and computer software.
Trainees will receive a full appraisal every three months at CMS Cameron McKenna throughout their training.
CMS Cameron McKenna sponsor both the GDL and LPC. The firm cover all student fees and provide living expenses of £7,500 during the LPC year. The firm's only stipulation is that trainees are required to undertake the LPC at the BPP Law School in London.