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Corporate Tax Lawyer

Employer: Howes Percival LLP

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 30/10/20

We are looking for a corporate tax lawyer to join our team. You will have a high level of technical knowledge as well as significant experience of corporate transactional work.

You will be CTA qualified, and in addition experience of employee benefits, VAT and/or SDLT will be an advantage. You will be able to prioritise workload within tight deadlines, and be comfortable providing expertise across wider teams.


Our corporate teams provide advice to OMBs and complete transactional work across a range of industry sectors and vehicles. Our property teams deal with all manner of transactions, including residential and commercial sales, purchases leases and more contentious work. As part of the team providing tax support across the firm you will have a detailed technical and practical understanding of corporate tax, including negotiating tax deeds and providing comprehensive advice on business restructuring. You will also be comfortable being involved in business development and marketing activities.


Our clients include owner managed businesses including companies, LLPs, and partnerships, as well as high net worth individuals, trusts and some charities


Your scope of work will include corporate sales and restructurings, business investment and property transactions as well as advice on employee benefits. The team advise clients and intermediaries on a wide range of tax issues including:

  • Detailed review, advice and negotiation of tax deeds on trade and private equity deals
  • Tax planning advice on restructures e.g. demergers, share for share exchanges, hive-ups etc.
  • Tax advice to owner-managed businesses
  • Tax advice to buyers and sellers of development land
  • Structuring property transactions for landowners, investors and tenants
  • Advice on tax efficient extraction of value from private companies and partnerships
  • Advice on partnership structures, especially with property assets
  • Tax efficient employee incentivisation
  • Maximising entrepreneurs relief on sales and retirement
  • Issues surrounding SDLT and VAT
  • Reviewing proposed tax planning arrangements
  • Advice to minimise shareholder tax

We are a growing Times Top 100 Best Companies employer employing around 250 staff across 6 offices, Leicester, Northampton, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Cambridge and Manchester. As a Times Top 100 Best Companies employer we place considerable importance on our people, our culture, developing our talent, the employee experience, employee engagement and wellbeing.

The successful candidate could be based out of any of our offices.

How to apply

To apply for this role please contact Ann Chancellor or Katy Tebbutt on or

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