Associate - Wealth Protection



30+ days ago
PQE:2 years +
Team:Wealth Protection
The role

Due to the team’s continued growth, we are looking for an Associate (2 yr PQE +) to join our Wealth Protection team in Birmingham.

In this role you will have the opportunity to have direct client contact and responsibility for your own caseload as well as assisting more senior colleagues on a wide variety of matters.

Supporting our national team, we would expect you to be able to both assist and take the lead on a range of work such as advising on tax efficient succession planning including Wills and trusts, trust administration, lasting powers of attorney, probate and the administration of estates. Clients will be varied, from landowners to shareholders in family businesses and directors of companies and their families.

Our ideal candidate will have experience in advising high net worth clients on the full spectrum of Wealth Protection matters and be keen to take an active part in any business development initiatives.

We place a lot of belief in culture and community, and genuinely believe we have something different to offer you at Shoosmiths.   This is reflected in everything we say and do from our use of technology to enable effective cross-office working, to the team spirit and culture. 

The team

Our specialist Wealth Protection team is experienced in managing and implementing the bespoke strategies required to safeguard our clients’ personal wealth and business assets. The team are renowned for providing the specialist knowledge needed for even the most sensitive of cases.

Our expertise ranges from the preparation of Wills and trusts, estate administration, inheritance tax and succession planning to legal advice concerning mental capacity issues, dealing with the Court of Protection and charity law matters. Our clients expect solutions that combine expertise, diligence and imagination to protect their assets and safeguard their wealth both short and long term.

Thoughtful and informed planning as well as professionally executed strategies are the hallmarks of the service provided by Shoosmiths' Wealth Protection team. They have proven expertise in advising a wide range of high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients with a variety of backgrounds and sources of wealth. 

The firm

We are a top 50 law firm with over 200 partners and around 1,600 staff in total.  We have 13 locations in the UK and a significant international network. 

We champion diversity and inclusion, and our mission is to attract and nurture a diverse group of people and to create an environment and culture that is genuinely inclusive, in which every member of staff feels valued for their contribution.  We have been awarded Gold status in the Law Society Diversity and Inclusion Charter in recognition of our commitment to this.  We were also the first major law firm to achieve “Gold Standard” Investors in People and this year we achieved the Platinum Standard accreditation.

For more information about us and the culture that drives us, click here.

We are a values-driven business – our values are at the core of the firm and we evaluate how we behave in accordance with these values through a competency framework. This role is considered to be at competency Level 2 in our internal framework, depending on experience.

If you have any queries about this prospect or life at Shoosmiths before deciding whether to apply, we are always happy to have a confidential discussion with you so please get in touch with Rachel Charlton in our recruitment team (


Equal opportunities

Our approach to our people is underpinned by our approach to diversity, inclusion and well being. Our ambition is to build a diverse and ambitious workforce that reflects all backgrounds and talents, and a workplace that is supportive and inclusive, recognises and nurtures talent, and has a strong sense of community between colleagues.

This means that everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, whatever their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

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