Corporate Tax Lawyer

England, London, City of London
£50000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
03 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019
Charlie Simpkin
Full time
Contract type

This opportunity will give you an exceptionally high level of client contact, giving you the ability to obtain a high level of exposure to business development. It is common even for the most junior of Lawyers to have this level of exposure, this unique approach allows Lawyers to gain PQE ahead of their years and become not just technically strong, but fully rounded and commercially minded. Their Lawyers are business generators and I would describe them as dynamic, entrepreneurial, rain makers.

This would role would suit perhaps a Lawyer that is in a Partner lead department where there is little opportunity to obtain hands-on client exposure. This is crucial at this level of PQE, for future planning for Partnership.

This teams Partners are home grown, and prospects for the right person to achieve that status further down the line are very real. As such, this is a rare chance to join a Tier 1 team at a Legal 500 practice, which deals with London work from the vibrant heart of Bristol where you can benefit from the same quality as being in the City, but, with much more in the way of work/life balance.

The firm pays a generous relocation package to obtain the industries most talented Lawyers. The reason they need London Lawyers is because the work is identical to that of the top city practices.

This is therefore a fantastic opportunity to relocate to the South West, to Bristol (the fastest growing legal hub outside of London), which in turn will save on commuting costs and offer much more in the way of flexibility and agile working.

The Firm

The firm is one of the most Nationally recognised choices, on par with top performing London teams and has a client base to rival most of those City firms. They are renowned for being one of the country's premier tax teams.

They are also known for excellent job satisfaction, and it's common local knowledge that they are the best firm to work for in terms of job satisfaction. As well as this, they are very well thought of on the client side, evidenced by client testimonials and their established deep relationships.

They truly stand out, Nationally, let alone in the Bristol market. They have invested heavily in their office and infrastructure, and the result is a modern practise which overlooks the river with tremendous views of the city's skyline.

The firm creates an enjoyable atmosphere for their staff and has that translate into positive experiences for its clients. Culture is of utmost importance to them and they seriously look after their employees. This culture, is epitomised by the partners and cascades through every team member and department. This collegiate atmosphere and excellent reputation makes it incredibly desirable for people looking to establish a rewarding career.

The Role

The firm is looking for Corporate Tax Lawyer to join a Tier 1 department which is one of the most well-recognised outside of London, Legal 500, and Chambers rated.

Within this department there are 2 Partners, 1 Senior Associate, 2 Associates and a Trainee Solicitor. One of those Partners/co-head of the department, is recognised as a leading individual by the Legal 500 for Corporate Tax and they deal with a wide variety of direct and indirect tax issues affecting corporates, financial institutions and entrepreneurs; includes advice to property owners (both institutional and private), tax planning for developments, PFI and international transactions; represents clients before the First Tier Tax Tribunal, and he is also vastly experienced in assisting clients under investigation by tax authorities.

Working closely with this Partners, you will benefit from their wealth of expertise and as such you will develop quickly and be knowledgeable far beyond your level of PQE. The team benefits from strong specialist support from other departments. They have significant international reach, although the majority of the work is Domestic.

The caseload matters will include;

  • Corporate finance support
  • Structuring acquisition and disposals
  • Advising on corporate reconstruction and group arrangements
  • Investigations and enquiries
  • Structuring property transactions for landowners, funds and end users
  • Asset finance support
  • Employee related tax advice
  • Advice to minimise shareholder tax
  • EIS, SEIS VCT and corporate venturing advice
  • Partnership tax
  • Environmental taxes
  • Tax advice to owner-managed businesses
  • Tax-related litigation

Often, cases you will work on can have an international flavour.


  • Between 3 - 7 years PQE with strong experience in Corporate Tax.
  • Experience of business development will be to advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and an eye for detail are essential
  • You should work within a team
  • You will deal with an excellent quality of work
  • Salary is above market rate depending on your level of experience, plus an exceptional bonus structure and benefits package

This is an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Tax Solicitor to join this highly regarded, established yet still flourishing, modern firm in Bristol, Somerset.

Apply now for immediate consideration or feel free to give me a call for a confidential conversation.

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