Advisory Lawyer

121 Recruitment
United Kingdom
£25.38 per hour PAYE Pay Rate Only
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 8 month temporary contract based in London. Please Note: This assignment sits inside of IR35.
Job Description:To manage broad range of varied case work activities complying with policies, standards, procedures and service level agreements.Deal with complex and non routine cases exercising appropriate levels of delegation and risk management.Maintain accurate and comprehensible case files. Co-ordinate all activities relating to the successful completion of the case including.Ensure the timely handling of invoices during each case.Comply with Litigation Group’s Quality policies.Provide a legal service that addresses client needs from outset of each case through to case completion.Provide a legal service that is proactive not reactive.Manage all aspects of the client relationship for each allocated case. Align the service provided with the client needs in a way that enhances the Agency’s reputation.Build and maintain relationships with clients demonstrating an understanding of commercial, political and policy context including effective use of the relevant client care system.Ensure each client is aware of the agreed extent of the service to be provided and cost implications.Keep each client informed as the case progresses.
Key Tasks & Deliverables:You will need good legal professional skills, including the following essential requirements: • reliable legal judgement and appreciation of legal risk • sound analysis of issues, using secure legal research • making evidence based decisions • managing a quality service for clients You need to have good self-awareness and a commitment to using feedback to learn and develop as a professional. You will need good IT skills (word/excel/outlook).
We have an opportunity for an advisory lawyer in HMRC, Solicitor’s Office and Legal Services (SOLS). SOLS is an integral part of HMRC. It is headed by the General Counsel and Solicitor, and includes approximately 150 lawyers who advise on legal issues arising from HMRC’s policy and operational work and conduct the Department’s litigation. Our legal work is high quality and covers a broad range of subjects. In addition to tax, our advice covers a range of general public law issues for HMRC, including human rights, administrative law, European law, freedom of information and sometimes commercial law. Our lawyers work in specialist teams handling specific areas of work. Each team tends to focus on either advisory work or litigation and the opportunity available in this trawl is for the former. There is one position for a lawyer to carry out advisory work in the VAT, Customs and Excise team which is part of a business tax team in SOLS. The team undertakes work that looks at the interpretation and application of tax legislation and guidance and gives advice to HMRC officers. Much of this advice is linked to litigation. The team also gives legal advice on the development of policy and draft Finance Bill legislation, including considering compatibility with the Human Rights Act and EU law. Both types of work entail working closely and building ongoing relationships with HMRC administrators, team members and other members of SOLS. We are looking for an intellectually capable, highly motivated lawyer with powerful oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills. You will be working as part of a team of lawyers based in London.
Legal professional experience of Tax and/or public law including experience of the World Trade Organisation (whether in this or another comparable jurisdiction), is highly desirable:

The successful candidate will have a valid Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission.

Please Note: The lower pay rate advertised in this job description is the PAYE daily pay rate. The higher pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest Umbrella Company daily pay rate that the client is willing to pay up to.
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