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Junior Lawyer - Pensions

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Line of service
Tax
Grade
Senior Associate/Senior Consultant
Specialism
Tax - Pensions
Industry
Across all industries
Position type
Full Time
Job ID
22654BR

Job description

Who we’re looking for

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 expected to demonstrate the ability to build relationships within PwC and will be comfortable working in a cross disciplinary team. They will be technically competent (as appropriate for a junior solicitor) and willing to share their knowledge with Pensions specialists.

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 expected to demonstrate the ability to build relationships within PwC and will be comfortable working in a cross disciplinary team. They will be technically competent (as appropriate for a junior solicitor) and willing to share their knowledge with Pensions specialists.

About the role

The PwC Legal Pensions team works 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.

There is an opportunity for a lawyer with some 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

  • 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, with up to 2 years PQE

  • Basic 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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