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Job summary

6 years +


Working hours:

Full or part time hours considered (Full time hours - 37.5 p/w)


Corporate Tax

London and / or any Regional Office - Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich or Norwich.

The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 50 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Birketts is recruiting for a driven and forward thinking Senior Associate to come and be part of our growing Corporate Tax team. Ranked tier 1 in Legal 500, you will join a highly successful, leading Corporate Tax team which sits within the Firm’s Corporate Services Division.

The team has particular expertise in:

Property related taxes

* Stamp duty land tax


* Construction Industry Scheme

* Capital Allowances

* Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings

* The taxation of strategic land development for landowners and developers

* The taxation of agricultural businesses.

Corporate tax

* Advising on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions (including drafting and negotiating tax warranties and tax covenants)

* Private equity investment (EIS, SEIS and VCT)

* Management buyouts (including employment related securities issues)

* Corporate reorganisations and restructures (including company purchase of own shares)

* Shareholders (including distributions to shareholders, close company tax issues)

* Partnership taxation

* Banking transactions (particularly withholding tax and related issues)

Employment compensation and benefits

* The tax consequences of making payments on the termination of employment

* Tax consequences of salary or bonus sacrifice

* Supporting our employee incentives team in relation to tax issues arising from retaining and compensating employees.

The candidate

Our Corporate Tax team has become increasingly busy in recent years and with high profile tender wins that growth is set to continue. We are now looking to expand by recruiting a senior lawyer to play a leading role in our Tax team and to complement our wider market leading Real Estate and Corporate teams.

We are seeking a specialist tax solicitor with upwards of 6 years + PQE. You will ideally have a strong background advising on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and restructuring, as well as SDLT, VAT and employment taxes; experience with employee incentives would be highly beneficial.

You will ideally have management experience to supervise a team, with the technical ability to run and manage your own full caseload of files and be active in marketing and business development in order to expand this area of work and gain new clients.

Birketts is a flexible business which has embraced a hybrid working model where our colleagues enjoy a mix of home and office working. We welcome applications from people looking for flexible, agile and part time roles and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.


One of the best things about joining Birketts is our rewards package. At Birketts we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

* 30 days holiday (FTE) plus Bank Holidays

* Long Service holiday award – 1 additional week every 10 years continuous service

* Agile Working Policy

* Scottish Widows Pension Scheme

* Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice (Pensions, Staff Profit Share)

* Paid ESG day (Environmental, Social and Governance)

* Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave

* Subsidised gym membership (Gym Flex)

* Electric vehicle scheme

* Private Healthcare - BUPA (after 6 month's probation)

* Life Assurance   - 4 x salary / Permanent Health Insurance

* Dress for your Day Policy.

For further details about this exciting role, please email *****************
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