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Tax Legal Assistant - Birmingham



17d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Legal
  • Birmingham

AI generated summary

  • You must have top academics, strong organization, communication skills, and a team-oriented attitude to succeed in this Tax Legal Assistant role at Freeths. Excel in IT and embody the firm’s values.
  • You will provide legal support to team members, gaining insight into a legal career. Other duties as needed. Opportunity to learn and grow in the field.


  • To have excellent academics and first-class organisation skills.
  • To be able to build lasting relationships and have a flexible, can-do attitude to contribute and succeed with Freeths.
  • To have excellent communication skills and be a real team player with a flexible and professional approach to work.
  • Good IT skills, experience, and confidence with using Microsoft packages.
  • To be able to consistently demonstrate and embody the firm’s values.


  • To provide legal support to Trainees, Lawyers, and Partners, which means that you get a true picture of what a career in law could offer you in the long term.
  • To carry out any other such reasonable tasks that may be required from time to time.


What is the duration of the Legal Assistant Programme for a Tax Legal Assistant in Birmingham?

The Legal Assistant Programme is initially for 6 months, with the possibility of extending for another 6 months based on performance. At the 9-month stage, a decision will be made on funding for the Solicitor Qualifying Examinations.

Is completion of the Tax Legal Assistant Programme a commitment to qualify as a Tax lawyer?

Yes, as a Tax Legal Assistant, you are committing to complete the duration of your training in our Tax team with the long term view to qualifying as a Tax lawyer.

Are there opportunities for flexible working arrangements as a Tax Legal Assistant in Birmingham?

Yes, our firm allows our employees to work flexibly in a way that works best for them, their teams, and our clients.

How is performance assessed during the Tax Legal Assistant Programme?

Performance is reviewed at 3-month intervals, with a formal assessment at the 6-month mark to determine eligibility for a second 6-month contract. At 9 months, a decision is made on funding for the Solicitor Qualifying Examinations.

What is the work culture like for Tax Legal Assistants in Birmingham?

Our firm is set up to ensure everyone's voice is heard, and mutual respect is shown by all. Tax Legal Assistants have the opportunity to work alongside talented lawyers and gain valuable experience in a legal environment.

Freeths is a full-service top 50 commercial law firm, trusted & well-liked by clients, with 13 UK offices.


Mission & Purpose

We are a leading full-service UK law firm, with 1,000+ freethinking colleagues all working together to make the future better for our people, clients and communities. We are a big firm, without the attitude. We get our momentum from our guiding values – smart, bold and together. We are friendly, straight-talking and use our expertise and integrity to deliver smart legal services and a dynamic, inclusive and rewarding experience. Because of all this and more, we’re trusted by leading household names such as Aldi, Tarmac, Experian and Lloyds Bank, to charities, universities, private individuals – to think beyond the norm and get the best results. For lawyers at any career stage, from ambitious undergraduates to the most seasoned professionals, we aim for Freeths to be the legal team they want to be part of. A leading firm that talent purposefully heads to. A place where reputations are earned. Careers, and friends-for-life, made. Testament to our positive culture, Freeths is listed in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For. We’re on a mission to be our client's go-to law firm. The trusted and well-liked people they naturally turn to for legal support. From corporates, major retailers, insurance companies, financial institutions & multi-national construction & engineering companies, to entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses & SME’s – all expertly and warmly serviced by our 1,000+ people in our 13 offices: Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford & Sheffield.