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Senior Lawyer - Disputes

Job Seekers United Kingdom Legal Professional Services

Job Summary

  • London
  • Permanent
  • BBBH800147
  • Nov 25, 2021
  • Competitive
Job Description

Senior lawyer with tax litigation experience (corporate taxes) working in real estate and funds sought to play an integral part within one of the Big 4's growing Legal Services teams

Summary of the role

You will help the team with the following service offerings:
(i) Early legal and technical input into potential disputes with HMRC.
(ii) Reviewing a variety of ideas and situations and appraising for litigation risk.
(iii) Litigation in the Tax Tribunals, High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and ECJ

This will include:
(i) First drafts of pleadings such as notices of appeal and witness statements.
(ii) First draft correspondence, advice and reports.
(iii) Legal research.
(iv) Case management of 'group litigation' cases.
(v) Preparing for hearing including preparing bundles of documents and authorities.
(vi) Instructions to Counsel, attending Conferences and preparing settled notes.
(vii) General litigation support.
(viii) Delegation to junior team members.

The business is looking for:

  • Team players who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and disciplines.
  • Approachable people who are keen to develop personally and professionally, and to assist with the development of junior team members and build relationships.
  • Lawyers with a passion for the law.
  • Intellectually curious, open-minded and analytical people, with an eye for detail and pride in their work.
  • Driven and proactive professionals who deliver a great service to their clients.
  • Relationship builders who can spot and develop new opportunities both within the KPMG network and externally.
  • Flexible people who are able to deal with a fluid, changing work environment.

Candidate qualities:

  • You can see the advantages of professional advice being provided within a multidisciplinary team.
  • You are ambitious and perceive the wealth of opportunities presented by a start-up legal practice in a leading global professional services firm.
  • You want the opportunity to develop client relationships.
  • You are excited by the idea of being a founding member of a team that will grow significantly.
  • You want to broaden your experience and become a more rounded professional.
  • You want to achieve a sustainable work-life balance.

Candidate qualifications:

  • Litigation lawyer with experience in litigation and/or tax dealing with commercial clients
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on technical matters and be keen to continue developing his/her legal skills and engage in new areas of work
  • Ability to demonstrate his/her ability to build relationships
  • Promote the team's work through participating in team and wider firm events
  • Strong academic, technical, drafting and personal skills are essential

Experience Required:

  • Qualified solicitor with at least 7 years PQE experience.
  • Experience across various tax area particularly corporate taxes working in real estate and funds.
  • Tax litigation experience (i.e. not just general litigation experience) and previous experience in a similar role with a law firm or Big 4 practice is essential.
  • Experience with and a good understanding of the procedure before the UK Tribunals.

Get in touch with Pippa Campbell (In-House Lead) on pcampbell@morganmckinley.com or 020 7092 0133 to discuss the role further.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.

BY APPLYING FOR THIS ROLE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR TERMS OF SERVICE WHICH TOGETHER WITH OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT GOVERN YOUR USE OF MORGAN MCKINLEY SERVICES.

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Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Pippa Campbell
Pippa Campbell
  • Legal Recruitment Consultant (In-House Lead) | Solicitor
  • +44 (0)20 7092 0133
  • pcampbell@morganmckinley.com