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Advisory and Litigation lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue and Customs

Information for candidates applying for qualified lawyer vacancies in HM Revenue and Customs

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Headline Information

Job title Advisory and Litigation Lawyers
Location London and Manchester
London salary (less than 2 years PQE) £38,674
London salary (over 2 years PQE) £54,461
Manchester salary (less than 2 years PQE) £35,761
Manchester salary (over 2 years PQE) £48,389
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 27 July 2016
Critical reasoning test opens Thursday 28 July 2016
Critical reasoning test deadline Tuesday 2 August 2016

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Vacancy details

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for advising Treasury ministers and HMRC on tax law. They work closely with Treasury and HMRC colleagues in developing policy and on proposals for the Budget and Autumn Statement. HMRC also implement policy through primary and secondary legislation, principally the annual Finance Bill. HMRC lawyers produce the highest volume of secondary legislation in the Government Legal Service.

HMRC conduct litigation in the most significant and valuable cases for the department. As well as the Tax Tribunals, this caseload regularly takes them to the higher UK Courts as well as the European Courts.

HMRC lawyers work in specialist teams handling specific areas of work. Each team tends to focus on either policy and operational advisory work or litigation. An HMRC lawyer can expect to move teams every few years to build up a wealth of skills and experience.

Specific work areas include:

  • Business Tax
  • Personal Tax and National Insurance
  • Direct Tax Litigation
  • VAT and Excise Litigation
  • Benefits and Credits
  • Excise and Environmental Taxes
  • Property Taxes
  • Information Law
  • Criminal Law Advice
  • Civil Enforcement
  • Rating and Valuation
  • Tax Enforcement and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law

We have vacancies for lawyers to undertake both policy and operational advisory work (which includes drafting legislation) and litigation work.

Applications are welcomed from qualified lawyers irrespective of post qualification experience.

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and ambitious lawyers, with a commitment to delivery for HMRC.

HMRC Vacancy Notice

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Published 24 June 2016