The role and candidate specification

The position involves a high level of responsibility and would suit a candidate who has a broad range of experience in tax and has been used to a fair degree of autonomy.

A strong grounding in corporate tax matters is required and due to the generalist nature of the firm’s tax practice, the candidate must be prepared to embrace new areas and be confident of their own technical abilities.

Being able to analyse complex factual legal situations and articulate them clearly to clients and colleagues is a key skill. We are committed to delivering excellent client service to all clients of the firm.

An enthusiasm for business development (particularly in relation to the sectors in which Bristows specialises) and the wider aspects of the role of an associate is also important, such as knowledge management and delegation to, and management and mentoring of, trainees and other junior team members when required.

In line with the Bristows’ values and culture, the role demands close collaboration with colleagues across the firm so the candidate should demonstrate excellent team working skills and be friendly and approachable.

It is unlikely to be suitable for a candidate with less than 4 years’ experience.

To view the full specification, and apply, please visit our careers portal.