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Tax Associate - Contentious (1 - 2 PQE)

Team: Tax Advice and Controversy
Reports to: Reporting to Tax Partners

Purpose of job:

This role will be advising on all aspects of tax controversy and corporate tax.

What’s in it for you?

We have a large and broadly-based tax practice. This is an opportunity to work predominantly in our contentious tax practice, focusing on advising on and resolving complex and high value tax disputes. Given the breadth of the practice the individual will also have the opportunity to work on a wide range of transactions and tax planning, ensuring tax-efficient implementation and execution to meet client needs.

We invest strongly in the training available to our associates. Our tax lawyers are seen as commercial, innovative and the role will enable you to have significant client contact.

Key tasks:

The tax controversy team provides advice in relation to complex legislation and tax regulation and investigations by tax authorities. The team work with clients to help manage tax risk and prevent, settle and litigate disputes at every stage. The role can be expected to - support in the tax aspects connected with some of:

• Tax risk management
• Employment tax related enquiries (PAYE and NICs)
• Corporate tax disputes
• SDLT enquiries
• Customs investigations
• VAT claims and audits
• Advising on HMRC information requests across all taxes
• Litigating in the Tax Tribunals and higher courts.

Qualifications required

NQ – 2 PQE
England and Wales qualification
Strong Academics

Experience and Knowledge

• A broad range of corporate- tax experience at a City or large regional practice.
• Experience in tax controversy is an advantage.

Attitude and Skills

• Commercially focussed with an intellectual curiosity.
• Confident in front of clients.
• Ability to work independently but know when to seek additional support.
• Confident to question tax “received thinking”.
• Clear and concise communication skills.
• Flexibility, and adaptability.

Diversity, inclusion and working differently

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of BCLP. We are wholly committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to make the most of their skills qualities and points of difference and, most importantly, be themselves.

We believe that our goals of always exceeding client expectations and being the most attractive place to work will only be achieved if we recruit, retain, reward and develop our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.

BCLP is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce. We are supportive of a range of working arrangements, tailored to you as an individual, wherever possible.

Please ask the Recruitment Team about the flexible working arrangements that are available to you within this role.

Please note that our PQE levels as stated in our job descriptions are a guide only and all suitable candidates will be considered.

Confidentiality

BCLP ensure that all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content.

Agencies

Please note: we will not accept speculative CVs sent to hiring managers or partners via email. We can only accept CVs sent via the portal from agencies that have agreed terms of business with the Recruitment team. For further information, contact -*******

Disclosure

As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (“BCLP”) is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BCLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.

BCLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: -******.
Tax Associate - Contentious (1 - 2 PQE)

Team: Tax Advice and Controversy
Reports to: Reporting to Tax Partners

Purpose of job:

This role will be advising on all aspects of tax controversy and corporate tax.

What’s in it for you?

We have a large and broadly-based tax practice. This is an opportunity to work predominantly in our contentious tax practice, focusing on advising on and resolving complex and high value tax disputes. Given the breadth of the practice the individual will also have the opportunity to work on a wide range of transactions and tax planning, ensuring tax-efficient implementation and execution to meet client needs.

We invest strongly in the training available to our associates. Our tax lawyers are seen as commercial, innovative and the role will enable you to have significant client contact.

Key tasks:

The tax controversy team provides advice in relation to complex legislation and tax regulation and investigations by tax authorities. The team work with clients to help manage tax risk and prevent, settle and litigate disputes at every stage. The role can be expected to - support in the tax aspects connected with some of:

• Tax risk management
• Employment tax related enquiries (PAYE and NICs)
• Corporate tax disputes
• SDLT enquiries
• Customs investigations
• VAT claims and audits
• Advising on HMRC information requests across all taxes
• Litigating in the Tax Tribunals and higher courts.

Qualifications required

NQ – 2 PQE
England and Wales qualification
Strong Academics

Experience and Knowledge

• A broad range of corporate- tax experience at a City or large regional practice.
• Experience in tax controversy is an advantage.

Attitude and Skills

• Commercially focussed with an intellectual curiosity.
• Confident in front of clients.
• Ability to work independently but know when to seek additional support.
• Confident to question tax “received thinking”.
• Clear and concise communication skills.
• Flexibility, and adaptability.

Diversity, inclusion and working differently

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of BCLP. We are wholly committed to creating an inclusive and inspirational culture where all our employees are valued, motivated and able to make the most of their skills qualities and points of difference and, most importantly, be themselves.

We believe that our goals of always exceeding client expectations and being the most attractive place to work will only be achieved if we recruit, retain, reward and develop our people with regard to their abilities and contributions and without reference to their background, gender, gender identity, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.

BCLP is a firm with an increasingly flexible workforce. We are supportive of a range of working arrangements, tailored to you as an individual, wherever possible.

Please ask the Recruitment Team about the flexible working arrangements that are available to you within this role.

Please note that our PQE levels as stated in our job descriptions are a guide only and all suitable candidates will be considered.

Confidentiality

BCLP ensure that all hardcopy and electronic materials containing confidential information are securely stored and accessible only to those authorised to view such content.

Agencies

Please note: we will not accept speculative CVs sent to hiring managers or partners via email. We can only accept CVs sent via the portal from agencies that have agreed terms of business with the Recruitment team. For further information, contact -*******

Disclosure

As a regulated firm of solicitors, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (“BCLP”) is required to undertake appropriate vetting of staff. In addition to completion, by applicants who accept a job offer, of a regulatory questionnaire, BCLP uses a specialist provider to undertake professional verification and background checks (including through electronic data sources, and directly with employers and professional bodies/regulators) on our behalf. We will also undertake certain verifications ourselves.

BCLP adopts a risk-based approach to its vetting procedures, which are only undertaken with consent, and in accordance with IT, legal and regulatory obligations. For further details, please see our recruitment website: -******.
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