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Senior Associate, Tax

Date: 17-Mar-2023

Location: Glasgow, GB

Company: Dentons


Department: Tax
PQE: 5+ years
Location: Glasgow/Edinburgh
Duration: Permanent
Reports to: Partner


Role Purpose  


Dentons UK tax practice is a multi-disciplinary transactional team that fully understands how tax law meshes and underpins other areas of the law - corporate, real estate and litigation, to name a few - and how this knowledge and expertise assists our clients. Our tax practice in Scotland includes lawyers, chartered accountants and chartered tax advisers. It is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Legal 500.

We are growing this practice and now have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join the team. The role is ideally suited to a tax lawyer, chartered accountant or chartered tax adviser with 5+ PQE and to a candidate who is looking to progress quickly in their career.

You will be joining a growing and ambitious yet friendly team, who work with a wide variety of clients including: listed and multinational companies; investment funds; private companies; private institutions; and high net worth individuals. The practice's client base spans many key industry sectors: Manufacturing; Technology; Food and Drink; Energy; Transport; Infrastructure; Financial Institutions; Real Estate; Retail; Media; Entertainment; and Sports, on a national, European and international basis.

The role offers the opportunity for you to work on a variety of market leading UK and international projects. The team offers extensive training and support to enable you to develop a successful career.


Duties & Responsibilities

•    You will be involved in providing tax planning and structuring advice to Dentons' clients across a range of areas including advising on corporate structures, business and family wealth planning, UK inbound and outbound investment; as well as dealing with ad hoc enquiries.
•    You will work with our lawyers and clients based in Scotland, the UK and internationally.
•    The role will include providing tax support to other teams within Dentons including, in particular, on M&A, real estate and banking transactions.
•    You will have some exposure to tax litigation matters working with our litigation lawyers.
•    The role will also include advising our clients on employee share incentive arrangements.
•    You will develop your industry knowledge and working knowledge/understanding of relevant areas of law and provide thought leadership externally.
•    You will demonstrate pro-activity in proposing commercial solutions to clients and colleagues, acting as a business advisor.
•    You will run your own matters whilst working closely with partners to develop your skills.
•    You will develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and clients up to the most senior levels.
•    You will have responsibility for managing and supervising the more junior members of the team.
•    You will contribute to the team's business development activities and proactively engage with clients in a social setting, as well as being able to demonstrate an awareness of the Firm's proactive areas and Business Development strategy, identifying and taking opportunities to cross sell.

Role Requirements

•    You will have trained with and gained considerable experience within a leading tax practice and will have substantial experience in providing tax services to clients
•    A strong tax background
•    Ability to work with a degree of independence
•    Exceptional communication skills
•    Exceptional drafting skills
•    Exceptional legal research ability
•    We welcome applications from candidates who are qualified solicitors, Chartered Accountants or Chartered Tax Advisers  (CTA) with strong knowledge in tax


Personal Qualities

•    Proactive approach with a 'can do' attitude and genuine enthusiasm for tax issues
•    Excellent academic results, including at least a 2:1 degree
•    The ability to take responsibility to manage your own workload with attention to detail
•    Committed to developing your own career
•    Excellent team and client management skills
•    Entrepreneurial vision and a desire to get involved with business development


Important update regarding job applications: As part of programme of continued global investment in our people, the Firm switched to a new job application system on February 20th 2023.This role was posted previously using the this reference number: AH1921. If you had applied already to this post, your receipt of application email would state this reference number. You do not need to apply again. The team will review your application in due course.If you have any questions you cancontact the team at if you require any assistance.


Firm Profile

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.


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Equal Opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. During the application process, any applicant has the opportunity to tell us about any adjustments they may require during the application process. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


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