Boodle Hatfield

About the firm

Boodle Hatfield LLP is a highly successful law firm which has been in business since 1722. We act for wealthy individuals, families, property owners and businesses in the United Kingdom and internationally. 

We are proud of our reputation for delivering the highest quality of professional advice. We enjoy long-standing relationships with very many of our clients who include some of the most well-established owner managed businesses, property companies and families in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Our lawyers are astute, highly skilled and attuned to the individual needs of our clients. Our aim is always to provide timely, expert advice. We have an absolute commitment to achieving success for our clients.

Clients value the way in which we blend technical excellence with practical and commercially advantageous solutions. They appreciate the fact that we explain complex issues clearly, with a focus on meeting their deadlines. We attach great importance to working as a team and in conjunction with our clients' other professional advisers to produce the best possible results.

In today's world we recognise and cater for the fact that business is conducted across multiple jurisdictions. We provide English legal advice in a global context for our international clients. We work with respected law firms and other advisers in all major jurisdictions.

Boodle Hatfield London, United Kingdom
Jan 05, 2018
Full time
Corporate Tax Lawyer - 1-6 Years PQE qualified Associate We are looking for a 1-6 year Associate to join the commercial tax side of our award winning Private Client and Tax department. The commercial tax team provides stand-alone tax structuring advice to our high net worth clients and their businesses as well as playing a key role in supporting the firm's property and corporate teams. We provide business oriented solutions that are sensitive to client’s commercial realities as well as top quality technical tax advice. Our clients are from both the UK and overseas and own assets that range from busy international and domestic family businesses to traditional landed estates. We specialise in giving proactive and commercial tax advice that helps those clients to preserve and enhance their wealth and ensure compliance with their various UK tax obligations. Our focus is on providing a very personal service to clients with complex needs. We deal usually with owners or owner’s representatives not managers and have the opportunity to get involved with strategic decisions at a high level. This stimulating role requires a candidate who can communicate well about tax issues. The commercial team also frequently work alongside Boodle Hatfield's strong and well-regarded Property and Corporate practices and are exceptionally well placed to advise and support their work and take the lead when deals are tax driven. The tax team has particular expertise in structuring land assembly deals for collective investment vehicles, property joint ventures and residential acquisitions by a wide range of investor. The team gets involved in a wide range of business development opportunities and an interest in and aptitude for developing the tax practice further would be a real asset in this role. We are looking for a strong candidate who has a keen interest in property and corporate tax. This will involve stand alone SDLT and VAT queries and also structuring issues regarding on and offshore companies, partnerships, funds and trusts. The candidate will also get involved in corporate tax due diligence on the acquisition of companies and drafting the tax documentation for corporate deals. Candidates must have strong academics and or likely to be already in a City, West End or leading regional practice. Person Specification Experience within a busy corporate tax team Exposure to a range of tax issues and disciplines as opposed to one type of tax only Good technical knowledge gained in a prominent London or regional tax department A good awareness of commercial issues Excellent communication skills and the ability to deal confidently with existing, highly valued clients Must be an enthusiastic team player and have the ability and skills to share knowledge in order to develop other members of the team Intellectually able, 2:1 or above Self-starter who takes initiative Sponsorship is provided for further qualifications such as STEP or CTA
Boodle Hatfield London, United Kingdom
Nov 09, 2017
Full time
London Private Client Lawyer (2-5 years PQE) Boodle Hatfield is recognised as being one of the leading Private Client firms in the country. We have a long history of advising private clients, both UK and international, and this is a core part of our business. The Private Client and Tax Department advises clients with a diverse asset base, including international businesses, luxury assets (art, yachts, aircraft and classic cars) and traditional landed estates. We specialise in giving proactive estate planning, trusts, commercial and wealth protection advice that helps our clients preserve and enhance their wealth, whilst also ensuring compliance and reputational integrity. Our focus is on providing a very personal service to clients with complex needs. Our Private Client and Tax team is based in both London and Oxford and consists of a supportive and professional group of lawyers, ranging from newly qualified assistant solicitors to highly experienced and renowned Partners. There is no distinction between the types of work handled in the different locations and client teams are often cross-locational. As a result of continued growth we are looking for a bright, motivated and enthusiastic Associate to join our London office and be part of a friendly, busy and highly motivated team. We seek candidates who have trained at reputable City or West End Firms who have 2 - 5 years of experience in a private client department. Your experience will ideally include UK and international succession planning and, preferably, a degree of exposure to complex UK / non-UK wealth holding and family office structures and associated UK tax issues. The successful candidate will advise on the full spectrum of tax planning for ultra high net worth individuals and trustees, family offices, landed estates, family businesses, entrepreneurs and resident/non-resident and domiciled/non-domiciled clients. Personal Qualities Excellent academics, minimum 2.1 and A,B, B at A Level Team player Excellent communication skills A proactive self-starter with plenty of drive and initiative A keen interest in business development and networking. Preferably, STEP membership Please contact Sophie Vivian, svivian@boodlehatfield.com if you would like any more information about the role.
Boodle Hatfield London, United Kingdom
Aug 20, 2017
Full time
London Private Client Lawyer (Contentious Trusts and Estates Focus) 1-3 years PQE We are looking for a bright, motivated and enthusiastic Associate to join our London office and to work in the contentious trusts and estates team. We seek candidates who have trained at reputable City or West End Firms, preferably with a good grounding in private client work and who have 1-3 years' experience of contentious trust and estates litigation.  Knowledge of how to defuse and resolve family and trust disputes (including  through alternative dispute resolution such as mediation) will be an essential part of the role as well as a good understanding of the Civil Procedure Rules.