Corporate Tax Solicitor
Exeter, Plymouth, Southampton or BristolApply now
We are looking for a Corporate Tax Solicitor to join us. This is a fantastic new opportunity to join our leading Corporate team. Closely supporting John Pindard, Head of Corporate Tax, this will be chance to develop your experience, and further your career in an ambitious and collaborative setting.
What you'll do
You will advise on a broad range of legal tax matters for our Corporate clients to include;
- The structuring of share and business sales
- Tax issues associated with company restructurings and reorganisations
- All forms of employee incentivisation, including both tax advantaged and non-tax advantaged share schemes and share option arrangements
- Real estate structures, sales and acquisitions with an ability to advise on all of CIS, SDLT, VAT and capital allowances matters
- EIS/SEIS matters
- The taxation of Employment Related securities
- Employment taxation of UK resident employees, taxation of employment termination payments and IR35
You will also negotiate and draft tax covenants and warranties, and advise both corporate and individual buyers, sellers and management teams on the application of efficient tax structures.
What we're looking for
- 1-6 years' PQE
- Tax qualification (CTA) / an interest in working towards this qualification.
- Excellent communication and technical skills
- Experience (depending on your PQE level) in Corporate/ Corporate Tax
- An interest in developing your career in the area of Corporate Tax working within and very collaboratively with our market leading Corporate team
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role, please contact our Recruitment Team via email in the first instance, and we will come back to you as soon as we can: [email protected]
Why Foot Anstey?
As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, we believe in helping our clients and people achieve their ambitions, unlocking new and exciting opportunities. Our team of business and legal advisors are motivated by understanding clients' goals and collaborating with them and other advisers to deliver the right solutions at the right time. We are on an exciting journey to become our clients’ most trusted advisor, enabling them to achieve their ambitions, and we think how we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values guide the way we act, every day, from the way we operate as a business to how we treat our colleagues and clients:
• collaboration over convention
• championing aspiration
• being refreshingly human
• embracing entrepreneurial spirit
• delivering integrated thinking
We're proud to have grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Retail & Consumer, Financial Services, Energy & Infrastructure, Media & Entertainment, Developers and Private Wealth. Our strategy of gaining market share through meeting clients' needs, investing in and developing high quality talent and using technology and innovation to enhance our services has led to significant growth. We now operate from seven bases: Truro, Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bristol, Southampton and London.
At Foot Anstey our people, like our values, are at the very heart of our business. We work hard to help our employees achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. Wellbeing matters to us and our people enjoy a range of benefits which we think are a bit special, such as the weekly Lifestyle Hour to use as you wish, and our Family Hour option which makes a day of annual leave go so much further across the year.
Being forward thinking, we are continually offering opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy. We believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment where everyone can feel valued and rewarded. Understanding that being flexible makes us stronger, we actively encourage a variety of working patterns for most of our vacancies, dependent upon the needs of the team, and over 40% of our employees have a permanent flexible working pattern.
Throughout the pandemic, most of our people have been working on a flexible, remote basis, and as we work towards a 'new normal' we anticipate a gradual return to our offices over the upcoming months in line with Government guidance.
The recruitment process
Your time is precious and we fully appreciate what goes into applying for one of our roles. As such, we strive to acknowledge your application immediately and respond within 7 days regardless of outcome. We review applications on a rolling basis and don’t use closing dates for our roles as a result of this. Once shortlisted, we typically undertake a two stage interview process, and naturally much of this is done via Microsoft Teams, though some in person interviews and meetings are beginning to take place. Our Recruitment Team will support and guide you throughout the process, ensuring you receive ample information about us and the role.
Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is central to our business, and essential to delivering our strategy, so we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard in 2018 and to successfully renew this in 2021. It is right at the heart of our priorities. This goes beyond our policies – it’s something we consider across everything we do, from the make-up of our client teams, encouraging staff to reach their potential, through to our leadership.
We are committed to ‘powering your ambition’, which defines and sets us apart as a firm. It means that we aim to support our clients and our people to achieve their goals, regardless of background, gender, race, beliefs, sexuality or other non-work related factors. We champion aspiration and encourage it in everyone that works with us. As such we actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified people, regardless of any characteristics protected by law. If you apply for this role you are encouraged to answer the diversity and social mobility monitoring questions. The answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.
We're looking forward to hearing from you.
Foot Anstey. Powering Your Ambition.