Senior Associate

PQE: 8 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Private Client Advisory
Location: Ipswich
The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 100 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

We are recognised as one of the leading regional firms in advising private clients on a broad range of issues relating to estates and private property, tax planning and family matters.

'Winners' of Private Client Team of the Year - awarded by Cambridgeshire Law Society 2021.  Top Tier by Chambers High Net Worth and Tier 1 Legal 500 2021. 

Purpose of job

This is an opportunity for huge growth, supporting the Partner in managing the team in the Ipswich office with genuine opportunities for partnership.

Ideally suited to those with expereince in: 

  • advising high net worth individuals and land owners with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax advice including Business Property Relief and Agricultural Property Relief.


  • Reviewing and managing your team/employee competencies and training needs to enable them to perform their role effectively within the information security space;
  • Ensuring that your team/ employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of information security objectives.
  • Partner/Director/Managers have the authority to arrange training and awareness activities for the employees under their direction, within budget constraints and act to prevent an information security incident from occurring or escalating, where possible.
The candidate



  • A Senior Associate or Legal Director of 8 years PQE + gained within a strong regional or City firm.
  • Strong academic background.
  • Interest in and aptitude for business development
Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.