Tax Litigator (various levels)
London £80,000 – £120,000
The firm’s partners and lawyers have experience of tax litigation in all areas of the domestic courts and tribunal system, from the First-tier Tribunal to the Supreme Court. They have also represented clients in numerous references to the European Court of Justice and in high-value tax disputes in foreign jurisdictions.They are lead and test-case solicitors in almost all corporation tax Group Litigation Orders (GLOs), which bring together High Court claims made by multinational corporations. These claims are ground-breaking and seek to challenge various elements of the UK’s tax legislation as being contrary to EU legal principles.They also act for corporations, trusts and high net worth individuals in a wide range of domestic tax disputes, assisting clients to resolve issues and disputes with HMRC. The firm has a track record of resolving tax disputes by proactive and cooperative engagement with HMRC, and has achieved consistently excellent results for our clients.Key SkillsHigh level of academic ability and committed to producing consistent, accurate and quality work.Excellent organisation skills and proven ability to prioritise and manage workflows.Professional, focused approach to work and a desire to learn.Excellent verbal and written communication skills.Ability to grasp unfamiliar concepts and apply lateral and divergent thinking.Self-motivated and high level of initiative.Ability to work co-operatively with colleagues.A proven ability to work with numbers and in Microsoft Excel.Excellent research and writing skills. Qualifications & ExperienceA strong academic record, preferably a first class undergraduate degree from a top-tier university. A law degree is preferable.Trained and qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom or a Commonwealth country.A keen interest in tax is essential.Previously experience or knowledge of tax is preferable.Experience of HMRC disputes would be preferable.Some knowledge of European law would be of benefit.Excellent attention to detail.Please contact Luke Williams, Legal Recruitment Consultant, to discuss the role in more detail or apply through the vacancy for immediate consideration.Douglas Scott are the Legal Recruitment experts and the UK’s leading law firms trust us with their legal vacancies. You can therefore apply for our London based legal jobs with confidence, we are a regulated employment agency and will discuss this role with you and seek your approval before submitting your application directly to the decision maker.Please see our website www.douglas-scott.co.uk for more legal jobs in the London area.