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Pensions Lawyer, LRT, London

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Line of service
Tax
Grade
Manager/Senior Professional
Specialism
Legal - Pension Regulations
Industry
Accountancy and tax
Position type
Full Time
Job ID
22571BR

Job description

The team


We are a member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms. Legal Services is a thriving business consisting of 42 Partners and Directors and a 350 strong team. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support. We are part of the largest global network of lawyers and have access to legal expertise in over 86 countries (161 countries including immigration law).

Our Pensions Lawyers work with a broad range of clients, advising mostly corporate clients with some trustee work, on all aspects of pensions in today’s market. They have a strong working relationship with various teams in PwC, particularly People & Organisation, Tax and Business Recovery Services (BRS). This structure means they are able to offer clients a multi-disciplinary approach to solving pensions issues.

The Person


There is an opportunity for a lawyer with proven specialist pensions experience to join the team. The Pensions legal team has grown significantly over the past few years and forms part of the wider PwC pensions practice.

The person for this role will demonstrate an ability to manage their own time and will be self motivated about their work responsibilities. They will be accountable for their own success in terms of building relationships within PwC and will be comfortable working in a cross disciplinary team. They will be technically competent and willing to share their knowledge with Pensions specialists as well as those who work outside of the pensions industry.

Responsibilities include
  • Advising corporate clients and trustees on all aspects of pensions

  • Drafting and reviewing documents, scheme documentation, decision-making, compliance

  • Bulk annuity contracts,

  • Working with other PwC teams on special projects such as mergers, scheme terminations and benefit redesign and liability management

  • Advising on corporate issues such as due diligence,

  • Public sector pensions

  • Advising on investment issues and

  • Advising on SPV's to support scheme funding, eg escrow arrangements and Scottish Limited Partnerships

  • Advising in relation to disputes

  • Business development - having an awareness of the importance of this for both internal and external contacts

  • Attendance at conferences/forums and networks associated with Pensions industry

    Requirements
  • Qualified Barrister or Solicitor, ideally with 2 to 4 years PQE, although strong applications from other levels will be considered​

  • Proven knowledge of the pensions industry and related employee benefit structures

  • Able to be flexible in their approach to work and open to working in a multi disciplinary team

  • Strong commercial acumen

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Location
London


Tax

We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we’re one of the UK’s leading tax practices.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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