Associate - Private Client

Location: United Kingdom
Office: London
Discipline: Private client
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0121 456 8041
Vacancy reference: 024649
Closing date: 14 July 2024

Private Client, London, Full-time, permanent

The role

We are looking for a solicitor to join our growing international Private Client team based in London.

You will undertake a broad range of private client work predominantly for individuals with international connections, to include advising on pre immigration tax planning, the remittance basis of taxation and statutory resident test, estate planning for non-domiciled individuals, global asset structuring, succession planning and family governance for international families, advising on the UK tax treatment of investment in the UK, including UK property holding structures, and advising on all aspects of offshore trust, estate planning and other related tax and fiduciary work.

You will be expected to carry out marketing and business development activities to expand the London client base.

The person

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking law firm and our stats speak for themselves.

The firm has a significant private client national service line (NSL) headed up by Deborah Clark. We have teams in each of our Birmingham, Cambridge, London, Leeds, Manchester and Norwich offices. The teams also work closely with colleagues in other areas such a corporate, real estate and family. Their workload is varied and of high quality including all aspects of personal tax, lasting powers of attorney, the formation, administration and restructuring of trusts, family investment companies and other onshore and offshore structures for UK tax planning, family and asset protection, together with succession planning for family business owners.

The London team is led by Sarah Cormack who was recently joined by Ravi Francis.

Skills and attributes

  • Technically strong with relevant experience
  • Excellent written English and drafting skills
  • Italian/French language skills would be advantageous
  • Good research skills, including an ability to use online information sources
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with clients, potential clients and multipliers
  • Negotiating skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Time and matter management skills

What else should I know?

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

This is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

We are also proud to have been awarded Platinum Investors in People status this year.  The firm joins a select club of only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations awarded the coveted platinum status.

The firm is also delighted to report for the eighth year running we were named as one of Roll On Friday’s ‘best law firms to works at’.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role.  A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

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