Taylor Vinters

At Taylor Vinters we want to change your view of what dealing with a law firm is like. Professional yet progressive, we are lawyers who listen and who are flexible, approachable and quick to respond. Our job is to get to the point: to get to the heart of the challenges you face, find practical solutions and communicate them in language you understand.

Our lawyers are excited by our clients, how their organisations and lives progress and how they can use their experience and technical expertise to enable clients to meet their objectives.

Successful next generation law firms will be those that have a clear sense of what they are about and where they are going. At Taylor Vinters we have a team of entrepreneurially-minded people who share a clear vision of excellence and a commitment to being one of the elite law firms operating internationally in the areas of technology, investment and private client.

We celebrate our personality, collectively and individually and are proud to be Taylor Vinters. Whilst taking our inspiration from a range of entrepreneurial and innovative industries, our staff are passionate about building a strong and independent Taylor Vinters on our own terms. In a consolidating and homogenous legal market we are committed to offering our clients the individual.

Strategically we aim to operate confidently at the top end of the market. We only serve clients where we can be truly excellent, providing not just technical legal advice, but also strategic value and business partnering.

We also know that serving our clients effectively is not only about law. Our portfolio structure allows us to bring services and advisers from related businesses to our clients, all under the trusted Taylor Vinters brand.

Headquartered in Cambridge UK, Europe's innovation capital, and operating from its offices in London, Singapore and Cambridge with over 200 staff, Taylor Vinters serves an international client base of private individuals, fast growth companies, multinationals, investors and non profits.

Taylor Vinters Cambridge, United Kingdom
Oct 13, 2017
Full time
Role: NQ + Team:  Private Real Estate Location:  Cambridge   We are looking for an Associate to join our highly regarded Private Real Estate team at our Cambridge Office. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working for a dynamic team within an outstanding firm that strives to be the best in industry and is committed to the development of its people.    The Private Real Estate Team   Taylor Vinters has the leading Agriculture and Estates team in East Anglia and is top ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers and has more leading named individual lawyers than any other team.    The department has specialist expertise in:  agricultural holdings act tenancy work including surrenders and re-grants and restructuring  large, complex and high value farm transactions (in 2016 advising on deals totalling £100m)  succession and tax planning  farming partnerships  horseracing work for some of the leading names in racing  renewable energy developments acting for both landowners and developers  Known by land agents for "getting the deal done"              The team act for a range of leading clients from landed estates to innovative investors and institutions including:  Worldwide landholding USA based charity – Farmland Reserve  Jockey Club group – substantial landholdings and racecourses in Newmarket and across England  A large estate in Cambridgeshire/Suffolk valued approx. £500m (circa 35,000 acres)  8,000 acre family landed estate in Suffolk  G’s Group    Adrian Horwood-Smart is renowned as a "guru on agricultural matters" and the "ultimate trusted adviser".  He is known as "erudite yet highly commercial". Rupert Melville-Ross is well known for "getting the deal done" and specialises in large complex multi-million pound land sales and purchases and Andrew Williamson is known as a calm, straightforward and responsive partner.   Your skills, experience and key responsibilities   Key to delivering on those qualities is the recruitment of the right people to supplement and complement our existing team.  With a view to increasing our capacity in Cambridge, we are looking for an Associate.  You will be based in our Cambridge office and the successful candidate will be capable of:  working for a wide range of farms and estates clients;  a background which shows strong negotiation and dealing skills, including running deals and transactions on their own;    an understanding not only of the legal requirements needed in commercial transactional deals, but also an understanding of commercial pressures and solutions;  delivering the full range of legal services expected of a an agricultural and estates lawyer – including – drafting, negotiating, project managing;  advising on farm and land sales and purchases including tenancy issues and ;  developing, building and deepening client relationships;  a high attention to detail when drafting and a commercial approach in negotiations.   Our ideal candidate is someone who wants a mix of improving the breadth of his or her range of experience whilst taking increasing responsibility and ownership of clients.    Your development   We are proud of our collegiate, entrepreneurial culture and are particularly careful to ensure there are opportunities for each member of the team to thrive and progress quickly through their careers. We have a good track record for this, which we put down to the time we invest in developing our lawyers to be able to operate autonomously through providing significant exposure to our clients, resulting in you becoming a first point of contact for many of them.   About Taylor Vinters   Taylor Vinters is not your typical law firm.   We understand that our clients are not only looking for a focus on their legal issues but also strong commercial acumen from their legal partner. We help our clients manage risk, make informed decisions and leverage networks to achieve their personal and business goals by bringing together cross-disciplinary teams to address complex and multi-faceted issues and offer intelligent, joined-up solutions.   We are excited by our clients, how their organisations and lives progress and how we can use our experience, networks and technical expertise to support them. Operating through our European hubs in London and Cambridge and Asia hub in Singapore, Taylor Vinters is a leading international law firm supporting innovative businesses and entrepreneurially minded people to make great things happen.   Contact us If you are interested in applying please send your CV and a covering letter stating your