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Job Title Tax Associate
Job Location Cheltenham

Cheltenham or London

The firm

We're a law firm that specialises in media, technology and intellectual property. We advise clients on the financing, exploitation and protection of their creative and commercial assets. Our mission is to help clients to realise the value of their ideas in a digital age. For more information, see www.wiggin.co.uk.

Our firm is on a sustained upwards trajectory and has doubled in size, both in revenue terms and lawyer numbers since 2015. Recent milestones on our path to becoming the destination law firm for a digital world includes the combination with computer games law firm, Purewal & Partners, and the launch of a new telecoms team, and expanding our Brussels office with local experts.

Our culture is unique among law firms - both in what we expect from our people and the way we create value in the industries we serve. We empower people, expect commitment and excellence, and celebrate when we achieve it.

Our values are at the heart of everything that we do and define Wiggin as a workplace: being visionary, authentic, unified, responsible and excellent across-the-board.

There isn't a typical Wiggin person. We aim to build teams that are diverse in thought, perspective and experience to provide a more rounded service to our internal and external clients.

The team

Our tax lawyers have many collective years of experience advising media and technology companies on a broad range of corporate and corporate finance transactions.

We have both an independent tax practice providing tax consultancy services to clients, as well as providing bespoke tax support to the other groups across the firm, from interactive entertainment and film and tv through to supporting our corporate group working on investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. We also advise clients on the design and implementation of appropriate employee incentive schemes, whether tax advantaged or otherwise, for those businesses wanting to appropriately incentivise and reward their key employees.

We are also employment tax specialists and have successfully developed and launched a LawTech product, ir35 Manager, to assist our clients with their ir35 compliance. This role therefore also provides the opportunity to work with some of our leading clients in the further development and roll out of this product.

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join our growing tax team.

The role

This role would suit an ambitious junior lawyer who has experience gained and is now looking to develop their career in one of the UK's most forward-thinking and successful media, technology and IP law firms.

You will support on a variety of transactions and project work, including restructures, and work on multiple, fast-moving and complex matters, always with a commercial outcome in mind.

Because of the firm's traditional strengths in media, technology and brands your clients will include some of the best-known media and entertainment companies as well as digital commerce, betting and gaming, technology and data driven businesses.

You can expect plenty of responsibility and client exposure, and involvement from the outset in business development and supporting the continued growth of the practice.

This role would suit a newly qualified to two-year qualified lawyer with a passion for tax, who's keen to work in the media and technology sectors.

Role requirements

  • Strong academic record
  • Ability to grasp technical tax concepts and apply in a fast moving commercial context
  • Good experience of commercial matters and providing advice for a wide range of clients
  • Excellent knowledge of the sectors in which we operate
  • Exceptional analytical, reasoning and drafting skills

Personal attributes

  • A strong interest in the media, technology and brands sectors
  • Dedication to exceptional client service
  • Enthusiastic, hard-working and ambitious to succeed
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent judgement and resilience
  • Strong initiative and drive, and enthusiasm to take control of own career development
  • Ability to work in a team but with a degree of independence

Wiggin prides itself on acting for industry leaders across its sectors of focus while maintaining a unique culture which seeks to provide its employees with a truly enjoyable and rewarding working environment.

Wiggin provides a fantastic opportunity for individuals to progress their career within a collaborative team, and we are looking for people who are excited by the opportunity to contribute to that growth, whilst developing their own expertise.

If you are able to demonstrate the requisite experience and would like to be considered for the role, please apply