Tax Senior Associate


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London, United Kingdom



The role


We are currently recruiting for Tax lawyers to join DLA Piper's global Tax Group, to be based in any of our UK offices. 

DLA Piper's Tax Group operates globally across more than 40 countries, with a team of over 400 lawyers and economists providing advice across all areas of tax law throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

The UK Tax Group goes beyond merely supporting the firm's transactional work but also has a large standalone advisory practice, with a range of specialisms allowing it to provide the full spectrum of tax services to the largest international businesses, including corporate reorganisations, finance, funds, employment, indirect tax and disputes. Unusually for a law firm, the group also has a large transfer pricing team.

This is your opportunity to become an integral member of the global Tax Group, and to assist on high profile transactions and advisory instructions across the UK and internationally. You will work with our global team to drive change, open new opportunities and accelerate growth for both our clients and our people. 

If you have a commercial mind and a keen interest in activities that promote business growth, this is a tremendously exciting opportunity to develop your career with the world's largest global law firm - reaching your full potential by exploring the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. 


This role will allow you the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting matters, including:

  • Tax aspects of corporate, real estate and finance transactions, both from a transactional perspective and an advisory perspective
  • Indirect tax advice
  • Employment tax advice, including status, employee benefits and global mobility
  • International tax advisory work, including international corporate reorganisations and more complex cross-border advisory work
  • Capital markets and structured finance transactions.


We do not set upper or lower limits of PQE for any of our vacancies. We have however given an indicative PQE as an approximate guide for applicants. Candidates who have upwards of 2 years' PQE are likely to have the right level of knowledge and have gained the right level of experience needed to be able to undertake this role. 

  • Either a solicitor qualified in England & Wales or Scotland, or a solicitor qualified in a Commonwealth jurisdiction with significant UK tax experience 
  • Tax experience working in a national or international firm
  • Excellent skills in communication and client relations
  • Work co-operatively in a team, sharing information and knowledge. 

The Department / Practice Group:

Our Tax Group is a truly international practice with an established track record of growth and development. Career prospects for the right candidates are excellent.

This job description is not designed to be exhaustive and can be varied as required to develop or fulfil this role. 

The firm offers excellent training, learning and development programmes, as well as a genuine opportunity to experience a wide range of work and clients in a friendly, supportive environment.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.