Description TAX LITIGATION SENIOR ASSOCIATE – LONDON Brief We are currently looking to recruit a Tax Litigation Associate with 7 + years of experience into our contentious tax team, in London office. Background Pinsent Masons LLP has the largest tax team in a UK law firm and advises clients on all contentious and non contentious tax issues. Our market leading contentious tax team regularly advises listed companies, foreign owned companies, public sector bodies and institutional investors on what steps to take to avoid a tax dispute with HMRC arising and, where disputes do unfortunately arise, how to secure the most favourable outcome in an efficient and cost effective manner. The current role is for an experienced tax litigator with a good understanding of both direct tax and indirect tax issues, HMRC powers, tribunal procedure and other routes to remedy against HMRC (such as High Court restitution and judicial review). The Candidate Required The successful candidate will have gained a good range of experience of tax disputes work during their career to date at a City firm or large regional practice. Candidates must be technically excellent but equally important, commercially aware and enthusiastic about business development. They will be a team player with a strong client focussed approach. They will also have a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills, including experience of supervising others. The candidate will be comfortable in working both as part of a team on large matters as well as handling their own matters with support from colleagues. They would be joining a team that will provide the opportunity to work on major tax matters across the country and cross border. Candidates should have experience in running Tax Tribunal proceedings and ideally also tax litigation in the High Court. Candidates should also have strong knowledge of the HMRC enquiry process and HMRC powers. The Opportunity The very best tax disputes work. Involvement in the most high profile and ground breaking tax disputes. Early responsibility and opportunities to develop client relationships. Genuine long-term career prospects supported through our “best in class” training and our Academy personal development programmes. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience in supervising juniors. About the Firm Pinsent Masons is the 25th largest law firm in the world, with over 3,000 staff and 24 international offices throughout the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines. Awards Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the “Law Firm of the Year Award 2018 – The Lawyer” and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm has significant international credentials in the financial services, global energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice. Pinsent Masons stands out in particular for its innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario. In 2017, Pinsent Masons has acquired a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham which further enhances the firm’s innovative and market leading offering. Pinsent Masons operates an agile working scheme, which offers staff flexibility in terms of where they work. For more details, please contact our in house Lateral Recruitment Manager Tia Jawed who can discuss the role and requirements.