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Lawyer, Tax Disputes, Senior Associate

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Senior Associates
Tax - all specialisms
Across all industries
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About the team

This market leading indirect tax disputes team currently consists of 9 fee earners with specialisms across indirect tax, including VAT, customs duties and environmental taxes. We act for high profile clients, across all sectors. We provide clients with a full tax disputes offering, from tax appeals before the First-tier Tribunal and higher courts to judicial review and High Court claims for restitution. The team is also experienced in negotiating matters with HMRC and reaching a settlement on these without having recourse to the courts. We also assist clients with HMRC investigations. The team boasts the market leader in environmental taxes and this has been a really exciting area of growth for the team in recent years. The team can offer you excellent further training and career progression opportunities.

About the role

We are looking for an indirect tax disputes lawyer to join the London office at Embankment Place. You will have a legal background (LLB or equivalent) and a keen interest and relevant experience working in indirect tax disputes.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Day to day management of ongoing litigation matters, from liaising with HMRC and the Tribunal to managing the PwC and client relationships
  • Producing written advice for the client
  • Drafting responses to correspondence
  • Instructing Counsel, including preparing Instructions to Counsel and Notes of Conference/Consultation
  • Drafting key documentation such as Directions, Notices of Appeal, witness statements
  • Taking responsibility for billing and financial management of matters
  • Presenting case law and technical updates to the ITX practice
Essential skills and experience

  • UK qualified Solicitor / Barrister or qualified Solicitor from another common law jurisdiction
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Litigation experience, ideally in one or more indirect taxes (VAT, customs and excise duty, environmental taxes)
  • Project / case management
  • Technical excellence
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good time management and organisation
  • Team player
  • LLB in law (or equivalent), 2:1 or above
  • People management

Salary: Competitive
Closing Date: 3/4/2018
Location: London, UK



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.

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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.

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