Private Capital Lawyer NQ-3 - Manchester

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Manchester, UK
  • Sep 28, 2018
Full time Private Client Private Wealth Tax Trusts Wealth Management

Job Description

Vacancy Description
Private Capital Lawyer - Manchester
Private Capital Lawyer

Level of role          Associate (Newly Qualified - 3 PQE)                                            
Division                 Private Capital
Location                  Manchester  

The Firm

We stand out for being consistently excellent in advice.  We not only provide technical excellence and experience but crucially, we also demonstrate real insight into our clients and what really matters to them. Our knowledge of our chosen sectors and markets, and our investment in our client relationships set us apart. We are a natural choice for FTSE100 and other "bold and beautiful" clients.

The Team

Our Private Capital Group is Tier 1 ranked in the Legal 500 and are described as "an extremely personable and technically able team" In the Chambers legal directory. The team provides bespoke services and solutions on both a national and international scale. The Group's client base includes high-net-worth individuals, entrepreneurs, business executives, landowners and trustees, all of whom benefit from our position within a large, commercial law firm.  Expertise and experience ranges from personal estate planning through to the management of complex, multimillion-pound estates and trusts. We also have extensive experience of complex trust and estate disputes/litigation as well as experience of offshore tax planning structures. The team acts for many charities and advises on the wide variety of transactions they become involved in. These include fundraising issues, governance and structural matters, trading, taxation, mergers and trustees' duties and responsibilities, as well assisting with complex commercial transactions.

The Role

We are looking for a Private Client Lawyer to join our team in Manchester.  You will assist on a range of matters including will drafting, estate and probate administration and trust administration. Our client base includes a high proportion of high net worth clients with complex financial arrangements, and while we expect you to handle straightforward matters with minimal supervision, much of your work will provide you with access to complex and stretching work under the guidance and instruction of more senior members of the team. We have a strong reputation for providing lawyers with early levels of responsibility within a supportive environment and therefore this is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career, develop your expertise in a high performing, busy and cohesive team with excellent prospects for career development.   

We really encourage lawyers in the team to get involved in business development activities and ensure you are given the opportunity to build your own reputation in the local market.  

Our Requirements

We are looking for a lawyer with a genuine interest and a minimum of six months experience in a private capital team during their training contract. We will also consider applications from lawyers with up to three years post qualification experience in a comparable practice. In building this experience you will have demonstrated a good level of technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset. You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic and tailored advice in a way that supports internal and external clients alike.

The successful candidate will have:

You will have:
  • Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree  
  • Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a leading law firm and the needs of the clients of a top flight team