Associate (Junior to Mid level)

Experience level: Junior Level
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Tax
Location: London
The department

Skadden’s top-ranked Tax Group offers extensive experience advising clients on strategic tax planning, structuring and tax implementation issues associated with complex, cross-border transactions. Our attorneys are experienced in virtually every type of matter that presents significant tax issues, with experience in cross-border tax controversies (including transfer pricing and competent authority matters), and managing and resolving disputes arising from global and regional business transactions.

Person Specification

The new hire will join the Tax team.  We are looking for one individual with 0 to 4 years' relevant post qualification experience in a top tier practice in the London market or experience in a similar common law jurisdiction.  Those with less or more relevant experience will be considered on their merits.  The role requires a candidate with excellent experience in servicing clients.  Excellent written communication and drafting skills are also required as well as the ability to demonstrate initiative.   They must also possess the willingness and skillset to take on a high degree of responsibility. A high level of academic achievement is also required.


We pay generous rates and provide our lawyers with a highly competitive benefits package.  The package includes

  • Discretionary year-end bonus
  • Technology allowance
  • 22 days holiday and 3 personal days
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Private medical insurance (Bupa)
  • Permanent health insurance (Illness/Injury)
  • Life assurance
  • Gym allowance
  • Travel Insurance

Mentoring and Hybrid Working

Associates who join Skadden laterally participate in our mentor program, Skadden Integration+, which specifically focuses on the unique needs experienced attorneys face during professional transitions. 

These efforts, along with our professional development and other Skadden benefits, including a hybrid work model (currently Monday to Thursday in the office for full-time attorneys), underscore Skadden's long-standing commitment to investing in its people, culture and diversity.

Training and Development

Skadden has a sophisticated training programme that includes both in-house and external seminars and training sessions.  We also pride ourselves on providing our lawyers with "on-the-job" training and constructive "real-time" partner feedback.  The formal training programme includes:

  • Regular corporate, finance and litigation know-how meetings.
  • Weekly and monthly training seminars and workshops for all levels covering legal topics relevant to the firm’s practice areas and skills.  These are presented by partners and associates and external specialists, QC’s and other professionals.
  • Live video-links to seminars presented across Skadden’s network of offices.

A number of pro bono opportunities are also available to our lawyers through our pro bono programme.  We are affiliated to a number of pro bono organisations, including LawWorks, that provide pro bono projects to the firm.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our success as a global law firm, giving us a wealth of different perspectives from which to address our clients’ most pressing issues across a wide spectrum of industries, geographies and cultures. We strive to develop initiatives at Skadden to specifically address diversity, equity and inclusion goals — including for recruiting, professional development, attorney retention and advancement, and cross-cultural awareness — while also continually inculcating inclusion principles into the fabric of the firm. This includes ensuring that all job applicants are treated fairly regardless of, for example, age, disability, sex, race and sexual orientation as per our Equal Employment Opportunity statement. If you require adjustments to be made during the selection process, please speak to Nicola Kerley ( from the recruitment team.