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Associate (1902)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

Our Team

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Solicitor to join our Tax, Trusts and Estates (TTE) team in Leeds, working with the existing team to advise high net worth individuals and families on the legal and tax aspects of estate and succession planning and tax planning. 

Your Role
  • Have a solid background of advising on, implementing and running complex wills, lifetime trusts, deeds of variation, powers of attorneys and estate administration;
  • STEP qualified or working towards the STEP qualification;
  • Be experienced in advising on lifetime IHT planning and on the taxation of trusts and their general administration;
  • Be able to demonstrate strong financial disciplines and the ability to work collaboratively with other teams and external professionals; and
  • Have an aptitude for business development and a passion for growing strong client and referrer relationships.

We’re proud of our values, and we’re looking for people who share them:

  • To be pioneering with an imaginative outlook
  • To be approachable and caring
  • To be tenacious in the pursuit of our objectives
  • To be efficient in the provision of our services
  • To work with a foundation of integrity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to receive your application.

What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


 
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Location
Leeds
2 Wellington Place, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, LS1 4BZ
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We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

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  • Business Area:
    Private Wealth
  • Team:
    Tax, Trust & Estates
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • :
    Leeds
  • Salary:
    Competitive
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