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CMS, Nabarro and Olswang offer £10,000 to future trainees if they defer

CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang, have offered £10,000 to their trainees if they choose to defer for six months, pushing back their start date at the then combined firm to February 2018.

The three firms, which are preparing to merge in May 2017, have said in a joint statement they will honour all training contract offers.

Trainees have also be offered £5,000 towards course fees if they choose to take up a project as part of Camerons’ corporate social responsibility project or wish to study for a postgraduate qualification.

Camerons managing partner Stephen Millar (pictured) said: ‘We are delighted to honour all training contracts and we aim to do so in a way which ensures the best possible experience for all during their training contract, and the broadest possible spectrum of opportunities upon qualification. We are very willing and able to accommodate all future trainees within the intake they originally planned to join.’

Last Wednesday it was confirmed Nabarro and Olswang had signed up to move into Camerons’ heaquarters at Cannon Place, taking on two additional floors in the building.

Camerons currently occupies the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the building in the City, with the lease agreement meaning the firms will take up additional levels on the 6th and 7th floors.

The merger between the three firms was confirmed on 11 October when the three partnerships voted to combine, taking on the CMS branding. The firm will have combined revenues of up to £450m when the combination goes through in May 2017, as well as around £1bn in revenue in the combined CMS network of European firms.

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