At Michelmores, we put our clients at the heart of everything we do. With offices in Exeter, London and Bristol we work with a diverse range of clients who provide our lawyers with the high-quality, intellectually-stimulating and exciting work they thrive on.
We have a strategic focus on Private Wealth, Finance & Investment and Real Estate. We also have strong sector support for Energy, Manufacturing and Technology / Innovation.
With a total complement of around 450 lawyers, professional advisers, paralegals and business service staff, we are the largest professional services firm based in the region. Our longstanding history and solid values have created an entrepreneurial environment where we treat all people, clients and employees alike, as individuals. We pride ourselves on the leading role we play in the business community and our ability to make our connections count for our clients, old and new
Our Corporate team boasts several highly-rated Lawyers and is consistently ranked in the Top Tier for corporate finance in the South West in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guides to the legal profession. The team was recognised as ‘Corporate Law Firm of the Year' at the 2016 Business Insider Dealmakers Awards, from a peer group of the leading firms in Bristol. The team acts for a number of well-known clients advising on MBOs, mergers and acquisitions, MBIs, restructuring and private equity.
The corporate tax team is ranked in the second tier in Legal 500 in the South West and is headed by a tax director, recognised as a leading individual.
Our head office in Exeter has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and talented Lawyer to join the practice in our growing, enthusiastic and hardworking team.
The team is responsible for a wide range of transactions both contentious and non-contentious. You will be responsible for providing tax support across the firm but primarily corporate finance support, assistance with acquisition and mergers, HMRC investigations and advice on investments, such as EIS, and complex tax issues.
The team also deals with share and employee incentives.
You will have experience of working in a corporate tax team with experience of advising clients on the tax structure and tax implications including the purchase and sale of shares and businesses, demergers, reconstructions, MBOs, MBIs, equity raising, and joint ventures.
You will also preferably have experience in advising on share incentives and other forms of employee incentives.
You will be able to build effective and positive client relationships quickly and fully embrace the importance of client service.
•5 years + qualified (and preferably with a CTA qualification although this is not necessary)
•Strong interpersonal skills; effective communicator at all levels (written and verbal).
•A commercial, pro-active and professional approach to work.
•Excellent organisational skills, demonstrable examples of multi-tasking and an ability to juggle competing priorities.
•Must interact well with others in a sensitive and effective way - a team player.
•Must be self-motivated, committed to working towards goals with strong enthusiasm and career commitment.
•Understand the importance of confidentiality and use of discretion.
•Possess the ability to cope well under pressure.
•Must be flexible, successfully adapting to changing demands and conditions.
•Demonstrate self-confidence, initiative, and be an innovative thinker.
For the right candidate, this is a role that will enable them to grow and move forward in their career
This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and forward thinking Firm where clients recommend us because of the quality of our people and the depth of experience across the whole team. This experience gives real weight at the commercial pressure points of a deal, and has resulted in a reputation in the market for getting deals done.
Michelmores LLP is an Equal Opportunities Employer