Associate - Succession & Tax

Blake Morgan
South East England
08 Oct 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Summary

Blake Morgan is one of the UK's leading full service law firms, with offices in London, Wales, Thames Valley and the South Coast. We provide our clients with practical and straightforward legal advice whatever their regional, national and international requirements. Our clients are commercial business, not-for-profit organisations, government agencies and private individuals.

Private Law is a highly regarded and successful division within Blake Morgan, comprising Succession & Tax, Family and Residential Property. It generates fees of over GBP10m, has 120 people and locations in London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Cardiff and Oxford.

Role Purpose

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious lawyer to join the Succession & Tax team in London. The London team comprises a partner-led team generating fees of over GBP1.25m. The focus of the London team is on the firm's HNW client base of largely entrepreneurial clients, both domestic and international. The team prides itself on strong relationships with clients and a high-service culture. The work is a mix of Wills & Estate Planning - to include property structuring and asset protection; complex Estate Administration - often with an international emphasis; LPAs; and trust set-up, management and termination.

The role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their technical skills and to build their career within a leading law firm.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate is likely to have at least five years' experience within Succession and Tax and should ideally be STEP qualified. They will have strong technical skills, allied with good business development, inter-personal and leadership skills. The level of the appointment is likely to be at Associate / Senior Associate level with 8 to 9 PQE, depending on current level of seniority and experience.

Person Specification

Confident and personable
Strong technical competence and intellectual ability.
Leadership skills
A team player
Good communication skills (oral and written).
Commercial awareness
Ability and enthusiasm to become involved in practice development