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Tax Partner/ Senior Tax Lawyer


Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth or Southampton

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We are seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Corporate Tax Lawyer to lead our Corporate tax offering. Working collaboratively with our Corporate Team and UK Tax & Succession Team, you will be supported to extend and enhance existing and new relationships with clients and referrers. We're flexible as to your preferred office location, and could be based from Bristol, Southampton, Plymouth or Exeter with a blend of home and office working to meet with business, client and team needs.

What you'll do
As an experienced Tax Lawyer, you will be accustomed to working closely with clients to translate complex tax matters into easy to understand, accessible language and advice which is relevant to them and their specific circumstances. You'll be personally motivated to support businesses of all sizes, providing them with a clear and proportionate understanding of tax systems and ensuring proper tax compliance. Our team currently provides advice to an impressive client list, ranging from PLC's to owner managed businesses, entrepreneurs, property investors and developers and private equity houses and their portfolio companies. The work undertaken on a daily basis includes advising on corporate restructurings/reorganisations, all aspects of M&A work, investor tax planning, employment taxation, employee incentivisation and real estate structuring. 
Looking ahead, we're confident that there are real opportunities for greater and more effective collaboration across the firm, with genuine scope for growth with the right person leading the team. We will actively encourage and support you to build new and deepen existing relationships with our clients, as well as developing and leading a Corporate tax team through recruitment or development of existing talent within the firm. 

What we're looking for
With proven experience and a genuine understanding and enthusiasm for advising on complex tax issues, you will be seeking an opportunity to work with a collaborative and proactive team where delivering an exceptional client experience is at the heart of what we do. We work pragmatically and empathetically with our clients to identify and address the key issues for them and develop lasting relationships as a result. You might already be leading a team, or perhaps are seeking the opportunity to step up into a more prominent role in a progressive and ambitious firm, where you can work to shape your team and its profile within the business and wider community. 

Technically strong, you may have already achieved Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) status or be working towards it. You appreciate the importance of keeping up to date with the latest changes to ensure you can provide the most current and relevant advice to clients and colleagues across other teams as needed. You will be a good communicator and positive team contributor, possessing the resilience and determination to work under pressure by organising yourself and your time effectively to meet deadlines as required. In terms of career development and scope for progression, we actively facilitate and encourage further development of skills and technical knowledge at every level, including Partner, which helps us to give our clients the very best service. 

We're flexible on location and your chosen office base, as the quality of work on offer is not constricted by these aspects, given that the tax team supports clients and colleagues across all sectors and office locations.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment screening process which includes a financial integrity check and a DBS check. If you wish to discuss any issues or questions in connection with this, please do speak in confidence with a member of the Talent Acquisition Team. Contact us at [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as we can.

Our offer to you
In return for your efforts, you can expect considerable scope for personal as well as professional development. Tailored to match the level you're working at, we encourage people to engage with our popular and well supported coaching and mentoring programmes, which connect you to people right across the firm and at every level. We create space for mental and physical wellbeing with our weekly Lifestyle Hour, along with private medical insurance for all lawyers, 28 days annual leave and a sabbatical you can take every 5 years. Employees can also buy holiday, managing your benefits flexibly using our sophisticated portal to configure your total reward offer according to what you value most. As part of this, you can make ongoing or one-off donations to our charitable foundation and access our CSR programme where you can engage with community-based initiatives (as a team, or individually) twice a year, to give something back where you feel it matters.

Why Foot Anstey?
As one of the UK's fastest growing law firms, Foot Anstey believes 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 solutions.  By becoming our clients’ most trusted advisor, we are enabling them to achieve their ambitions. How we do it is just as important as what we do. Our values define the way we act with our clients and one another every day, and because of these we think our culture and environment sets us apart.

Over our history we've grown from a high-street firm to a significant regional and national player working with leading brands and individuals predominantly across six key sectors: Private Equity, Retail & Consumer, Energy & Infrastructure, Islamic Finance, 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 eight locations: Bristol, Southampton, Exeter, Truro, Plymouth, Taunton,  and London, as well as a 'hub' base in Oxford.

Our people are central to our success, in every part of the business. We actively support our employees to achieve their aspirations through offering meaningful careers with balanced rewards, which have been carefully designed to focus on personal wellbeing. We offer continual opportunities for support and professional development through our Business Skills Academy and Digital Skills Academy and believe in empowering each other to achieve and strive to create a progressive and inclusive working environment. Being forward-thinking, we are open to discussing flexible working patterns for all of our vacancies, with over 40% of our existing employees having a permanent flexible working pattern. In addition, our impressive suite of flexible benefits will enable you to prioritise what matters most to you. 

Creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is integral to delivering our strategy, and we were delighted to be awarded the National Equality Standard for a second time in 2021.  We consider this to be right at the heart of our priorities and goes way 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 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 may be encouraged to answer our diversity and social mobility monitoring questions, so please be reassured that any answers you provide will remain entirely anonymous and confidential and will in no way impact your application.

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