Tax Associate, 2-5 yrs PQE

  • Reed Smith
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Aug 22, 2017
Full time Corporate Tax Tax

Job Description

Job Title 

Tax Associate – Mid-Level

Job Location 


Reporting To 

Caspar Fox


We are seeking a candidate of 2-5 years’ PQE to join our London tax team as an associate.


The team gets involved in a diverse range of international and domestic transactional and advisory work and is recognised as performing a strategically significant role within the firm. Much of the work is generated by the London office (which is the largest office in the firm), but the team also receives a regular stream of work from its overseas (and, in particular, US) offices.


We are looking for someone to help service that wide range of work and to develop business further. The person must have a City background in private practice, with significant tax experience of corporate and ideally finance and real estate matters.  International tax experience would also be beneficial.


Candidates must have strong technical and communication skills and be enthusiastic, hardworking and a team player.  They must also have the necessary skills to be able to develop a rapport with colleagues in other teams and build their own profile within the firm.


The successful candidate will be involved in complex and high-profile work within an experienced team that prides itself on being friendly and supportive.  They will be joining a small but close-knit team of 2 partners, 2 senior associates and 1 junior associate. They will be a valued and valuable member of that team, with responsibility from the start on a variety of matters.

There is no expectation of a client following.


The Firm

Reed Smith is a global law firm with more than 1,800 lawyers in 28 offices throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. 


Operating as one global partnership, we represent leading international businesses from FTSE 100 corporations to mid-market and emerging enterprises; advising clients on cross border transactions, international commercial disputes and regulation. We specialise in industries including financial services, life sciences, health care, energy and natural resources, advertising, technology and media, shipping and real estate.


We all share a common culture, with core values supporting the firm’s commitment to add value, achieve excellence, and promote professional development.


London is our largest office with approximately 600 people, including over 300 fee earners across the full range of commercial practice areas. Consistent with the firm’s strategy, the office has grown significantly over the past five years. Key to this growth has been our ability to successfully integrate new hires into our business and give them a platform to flourish. We place a huge significance on listening to our people and incorporating their ideas wherever possible.


Key Skills, Attributes and Experience 

  • A tax lawyer of 2-5 years’ PQE with experience from a City firm
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of commercial awareness
  • Excellent written communication and drafting skills
  • Self-confident, proactive, pragmatic approach to tasks and projects
  • Highly enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • The ability to interact and build relationships with people at all levels
  • Ability to work well in both a team and individually
  • Desire to be proactively involved in business development  and marketing, with a view to handling networking and client contact from the outset
  • Commitment to excellent client service


Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.