Senior/Principal Associate - Real Estate Tax - Any office (except London)

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Oxford Norwich Leeds Manchester Cambridge Birmingham
Discipline: Corporate & commercial
Contact name: Aimee Kaja

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 0161 234 8727
Vacancy reference: 024409
Closing date: 28 June 2024
Startdate: 15 May 2024 - 15 May 2024

This role can be based out of the Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Norwich or Oxford office. 

What does the role involve?

Due to an expanding national practice, we are looking for someone to join our Real Estate Tax team.  Based in any of our offices outside London, your focus will be on delivering real estate tax advice to our clients. The precise mix of work is flexible and could vary depending on your skills and experience.

We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality legal advice and solutions to a diverse range of interesting and exciting clients.  We value our tax specialists and the often decisive contribution they make to the firm’s transactions and projects.

Our Tax team has a varied and high quality workload. We carry out advisory, structuring and transaction support work for clients of our real estate, corporate real estate, finance and charity teams and across the firm’s sectors such as technology, education, health and food & agriculture.  We also work closely with the firm’s leading private client practice. 

Our client base could not be more diverse and includes institutional and corporate investors, landlords, owners and occupiers, often with an international angle.  We also advise charities and public sector bodies.

Why should I apply?

You may already be an experienced specialist looking for a new challenge somewhere that is a bit different.  Alternatively, you may have some experience in these areas but would value the opportunity to develop further in a supportive and collaborative culture.

This is a great opportunity to join a forward thinking and high quality national law firm. 

The role offers varied and interesting work, a diverse client base, a supportive culture, business development opportunities, and a career trajectory.  

For more information about our real estate tax practice and tax partner,  Matthew Short, please click on the link.

The firm has been named for a record 20th year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual survey and is the only UK law firm to have achieved this.  We are also delighted to have been named by RollonFriday as one of the top law firms in the UK for the eighth year running.

What experience is required?

You will be a minimum of 4+ years PQE with experience in real estate tax.

What skills and attributes would I need?

  • Technically strong

  • Excellent drafting and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team skills

  • Organisation and prioritisation

  • Systematic and methodical approach to work with ability to demonstrate these skills

  • Willingness to take initiative and to participate in marketing activities

  • Experience of real estate tax

Who will I be working with?

You will work with Matthew Short (head of real estate and charity tax), and the wider corporate tax team. 

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer for a role, 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.

Disclosure and barring service check and security clearance

This post is also subject to a satisfactory response from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (to check for any previous criminal convictions and cautions) and, given the nature of the work-type, you may also be required to undergo national security vetting to SC level – the latter can be undertaken following commencement of employment. 

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to building a diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive environment in which all our people can thrive. We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our firm stronger, and we have a collaborative culture that celebrates different perspectives and values respect for one another, working together, and openness and integrity. Our approach to flexible working means that we work in a way that achieves the right balance for our people, our clients and for our business.