Mishcon De Reya

Based in London with offices in New York, Mishcon de Reya services an international community of clients and provides advice in situations where the constraints of geography often do not apply. The work we undertake is cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex.

Our clients are dynamic and sophisticated and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional or accepted ways of working. We like to solve problems quickly. We fiercely guard our clients’ interests, recognising the significant nexus between business affairs and personal affairs and the ways in which this affects our clients.

We appreciate the privilege of sitting alongside our clients as a trusted advisor. Building strong personal connections to our clients and their businesses is important to us. It is for these reasons we say ‘It’s business. But it’s personal’.

Core values

Our values make us what we are. They are at the heart of everything we do.

  • to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services delivering cost effective solutions in an efficient, professional and businesslike manner.
  • to foster a culture which thrives on diversity, respect for the individual and the expression of talent; one that inspires and empowers individuals to fulfil their potential and the potential of the Firm.
  • to be open to new ideas, to think creatively, to look for innovative solutions, neither bound by formality nor constrained by convention.
  • to act with integrity and frankness in all our dealings both internally and externally, placing the highest value on teamwork and mutual support.
  • to build a sustainable, well-managed and profitable business, which the partners hold as trustees for every single member of the Firm.

These were the values that underpinned our first 'Lexcel' and 'Investors in People' accreditations in 2006. They are the values that will continue to be at the heart of everything we do.

Mishcon De Reya London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
The Firm Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 800 people, with over 400 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. The Department Beyond offering a premier service for the full range of issues clients face during separation or divorce, we are also able to meet the needs they encounter in their wider personal and business lives. This includes reputation management, corporate and commercial advice and a wide variety of litigation issues. Our dedication to pushing the boundaries for the benefit of our clients sets us apart from other family lawyers and their firms. Skills/Experience The successful candidate will have at least 2 years' experience, from a top London or national/regional practice, advising high-net-worth individuals with their complex family disputes. The role involves working closely with colleagues from across the Firm as well as a variety of professionals in private banks, family offices and other intermediary organisations. The ideal candidate will therefore have the ability to adopt a creative, pragmatic and commercial approach to the following: Pre-nuptial and pre-civil partnership agreements Family breakdown and Trusts Family breakdown and Companies International family breakdown Divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships Children's issues Relationship breakdown of unmarried couples Suitable candidates will demonstrate a degree of entrepreneurial flair and gravitas in order to flourish in our dynamic working environment. In addition to a strong academic background, excellent technical skills and a keen eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a pre-requisite as are organisational and client care skills. Candidates will be naturally self-motivated, enthusiastic and possess a positive attitude towards challenges and change. Candidates will need to be able to inspire the trust and confidence of clients and senior colleagues and possess a willingness to undertake business development activities both internally and externally. Skills/Attributes The successful candidate will be a qualified solicitor with at least 2 year's post-qualified experience within a top tier London or national/regional firm Strong case management experience and first hand exposure to high net-worth private clients is essential Strong technical knowledge and analytical skills An ability to deal with clients in a sensitive, professional and competent way Commercial and driven with an interest in business development and marketing activities Excellent attention to detail, listening skills and organisational skills Ability to effectively manage own workload Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and develop strong relationships both with clients and colleagues across the firm Personable and confident, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team Resilient and calm under pressure Demonstrates a pragmatic and flexible approach with the ability to think laterally Proactive and takes initiative Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.
Mishcon De Reya London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Trusts and Succession Disputes Solicitor 5-8 PQE   Job Location   London   Opening Date   25-Oct-2017   Business Area   Mishcon Private   Description Details                         Permanent, 5-8 PQE Mishcon de Reya LLP is looking to recruit a 5-8 PQE Solicitor to work, as part of the Trusts and Succession Disputes team, advising the clients on a varied mix of contentious Trusts, Estates and Succession matters. The Firm Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 700 people, with over 400 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. The Department Mishcon Private is at the heart of the firm. Departing from the traditional private client offering, we have identified the needs of the modern private client Mishcon Private brings together.  A number of particular specialist groups; tax and estate planning, trust and succession disputes, family, reputation protection, immigration, family office management, fraud defence and residential property provide seamless advice to the modern day private client.  Our clients include wealthy individuals, trustees, charities and family offices and range from the high profile to the very discreet. The team at Mishcon Private is experienced at dealing with family disputes and complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Job profile The role is within the highly rated Trust and Succession Disputes (TSD) group and the candidate will primarily work on trusts, estates and succession disputes. However, the firm recognises clients' need for more rounded lawyers able to advise them on a range of issues. Therefore, the TSD team also provide assistance to other teams within the wider Private Contentious group as and when needs arise. Prospective candidates will therefore have the opportunity to experience other areas of law and will be encouraged to do so as part of their development as modern day trusted advisers. Skills and Experience The successful candidate will ideally, have trained at and come from a large or medium sized London firm recognised as specialising in this area or a highly regarded private client regional or offshore firm, with a proven reputation of advising private and/or corporate clients, both domestic and international, in relation to complex contentious trusts, estates and wills disputes. The ideal candidate will have experience litigating onshore and offshore as well as contentious experience in one or more of the following: wills/succession, onshore and/or offshore trust disputes, administration of complex multi-jurisdictional estates, Court of Protection applications, injunctions, 1975 Act claims or mental capacity issues. Prospective candidates will demonstrate a degree of entrepreneurial flair and gravitas in order to flourish in our dynamic working environment. In addition to a strong academic background, excellent technical skills with a keen eye for detail. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a pre-requisite as are organisational and client care skills. Prospective candidates will be naturally self-motivated, enthusiastic and possess a positive attitude towards challenges and change. Candidates will need to be able to inspire the trust and confidence of clients and senior colleagues. Candidates will also possess a willingness to actively develop their own practice and profile as well as undertake business development activities, on behalf of the team, both internally and externally. Candidates working towards a STEP or ACTAPs qualification are desirable, but not essential. Candidates from the Bar who can demonstrate a strong track record in the relevant practice area will also be considered. Skills/Attributes A qualified Solicitor or Barrister with experience advising in the area of complex trusts, estates and wills disputes ideally with a cross-border element Strong case management experience and exposure to high net-worth private clients is essential An ability to deal with clients in a sensitive, professional and competent way Commercial and driven with a willingness to actively develop their own profile and participate in business development and marketing activities, both internally and externally Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills Ability to effectively manage own workload Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels Empathy and good listening skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders Resilient and calm under pressure Adaptable and flexible approach Pro-active and takes initiative  
Mishcon De Reya London, United Kingdom
Nov 27, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Associate, Tax Litigation Group 2 PQE   Job Location   London   Opening Date   25-Oct-2017   Business Area   Dispute Resolution   Description The Firm Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 700 people, with over 400 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. The Group Our team has direct experience working both for and against HMRC and in-house. We help clients reach a satisfactory solution for their business, as well as assisting clients to build a sustainable and efficient working relationship with HMRC going forward. For more information please visit our website at; http://www.mishcon.com/services/dispute_resolution/tax_litigation_and_dispute_resolution Responsibilities/Experience We are seeking candidates with "hands on" experience who possess the following attributes: Experience of working on tax litigation matters; Knowledge and understanding of the general litigation procedure; Experience of working in a tax team; A genuine interest in specialising in tax litigation; Excellent case management skills; Client focussed with an ability to command the trust and confidence of our clients who expect a first class service; A willingness to support clients out of hours and on weekends (on occasion), providing urgent round-the-clock advice; Strong academics; Ability to work with team members at all levels and build strong working relationships; Comfortable with undertaking business development both internally and externally. Person Specification Excellent team player; Excellent attention to detail; Excellent organisational skills; Ability to effectively manage own workload; Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels; Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners/ key stakeholders; Resilient and calm under pressure; Adaptable and flexible approach; Pro-active and takes initiative. Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.  
Mishcon De Reya London, United Kingdom
Oct 20, 2017
Contract
Job Title   Paralegal/PA - Tax & Wealth Planning   Job Location   London   Opening Date   19-Sep-2017   Business Area   Mishcon Private   Description Details                  Six month fixed term contract to start To provide a high quality paralegal/secretarial service and support to at least three fee earners; to be responsive to the changing needs and priorities of the department. The Firm Founded by Victor Mishcon in a one-room office in Brixton in 1937 we now have offices in London and New York, employ more than 700 people, with over 400 lawyers offering a wide range of legal services to companies and individuals. In every area of the law that we operate, Mishcon de Reya prides itself in providing a best in class service to its clients. Specifically we offer the following legal services: corporate; dispute resolution; employment; family; private client; and real estate. An entrepreneurial spirit - where candour and involvement are key - characterises our ability to develop and execute the strategies required to achieve our clients’ goals in all these areas. We are an independent firm with an international footprint that extends far beyond our offices in London and New York. The Department At Mishcon de Reya LLP, our heritage in private client work is at the heart of our firm. Historically, the private client focus has been on tax and estate planning, trust and succession disputes, and family. Mishcon Private brings together these areas while, at the same time, broadening the practice to include reputation protection, immigration, family office management, fraud defence, residential property and art. Our clients include wealthy individuals and families and range from the high profile to the very discreet. The team at Mishcon Private comprises litigators, media law experts, art, tax and immigration specialists, and is highly experienced at dealing with family disputes and complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Responsibilities/Duties Answering telephone calls and dealing with client enquiries; Extensive diary management including setting up meetings, liaising with clients and client advisors; Dealing with expenses and petty cash claims; Drafting correspondence to clients and third parties; Coordinating client file matter opening, closing and archiving/recalling documents; Witnessing the execution of wills and related documents; Drafting oaths, deeds of indemnity and other tax documents; Preparing, collecting and/or delivering documents to Counsel; Administration of probate matters in accordance with Tax Group probate policy, including preparation of inheritance tax return and reviewing Estate accounts, and maintenance of probate spreadsheets; Collating, managing and maintaining electronic and hard copy documents; Assist with arranging and preparing for internal training to include dealing with room bookings and event coordination; Arranging, co-ordinating and attending conference calls; Preparing and updating complex trust structure diagrams; Producing Excel and Power Point documents as required; Note taking in meetings and producing attendance notes; Typing dictated attendance notes; Raising monthly invoices, liaising with accounts and chasing unpaid invoices and signed retainer letters; Collecting and filing client ID for compliance purposes; Attending regular internal "update" Tax meetings on specific matters and maintaining "action points" lists; Attending external know-how seminars and provide feedback; Dealing with daily post and scanning correspondence to the DMS; Dealing with accounts requests (cheques, BACS, etc.); Recording referrals; Reviewing and updating brochures; Coordinating with other PPAs, secretaries in the tax and wider Private Department; Ad-hoc duties where required, including but not limited to; arranging team social events; BD events for fee-earners; updating InterAction; managing "pending" matters; diarising chasers to clients to return documents or proceed matters (retainers/KYC, will signing, etc.); Assist other departments with PPA duties e.g. bundling as well as providing cover for fee earners diary management, fielding calls and dealing with post. Skills/ Attributes Educated to at least degree level, a law degree is desirable, but not essential; Previous Paralegal or administrative legal experience working within a law firm/professional services environment essential; Previous Paralegal experience in a Private Client practice desirable, but not essential; Strong academic history essential; Detail oriented with an ability to type quickly and accurately; Excellent attention to detail; Strong organisational and planning skills with a flexible, positive 'can-do' approach to work; Ability to effectively manage own workload and prioritise workload effectively; Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels; Excellent telephone manner is also essential; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Personable and confident, able to build relationships with partners and clients; Resilient and calm under pressure; Pro-active and takes initiative; Strong client service orientation and proactive problem-solving skills; Candidates should have some experience with copy and audio typing (digital dictation) - with a typing speed of around 60wpm; Proficient with Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office applications; Languages skills desirable, but not essential. Please note that this job profile is not an exhaustive list of duties but merely an outline of the key components of the role. You may be required by your line manager to take on additional responsibilities when requested.