Private Client Locum Lawyer - no agencies

Term: Contract
Department: Tax Group
Location: London
The Firm

Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance & financial services and energy & natural resources.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai teams. Among our clients, we count social media sites and high street coffee chains through to pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and FTSE 100 companies.

Clients choose to work with us because we deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative solutions through our exceptional legal expertise and experience, on time and on budget.

We have more than 600 lawyers spread over nine locations, all providing highly commercial advice based on an in-depth understanding of our clients' needs. We operate across our offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, China, Paris, Germany, Italy, UK, and the US - Silicon Valley. In the UK, we have approximately 700 people working in the London, Manchester and Birmingham.

The firm is growing rapidly and its revenue for 2016/17 was £165 million. The UK accounts for approximately 70% of the headcount.

We were the fastest growing UK law firm last year with 2016/17 revenue of £165 million and were named Law Firm of the Year at the British Legal Awards in both 2017 and 2018.

The Team

Our highly regarded private client team advises UK and non-UK domiciled clients including UHNWI's.

The practice covers the following:

  • UK tax and estate planning and Wills

  • international estate planning

  • advice on lifetime planning including restructuring of UK property portfolios for non-UK domiciled clients

  • probate and estate administration

Other services include:

  • trust management including trustee services

  • advice to charities

  • lasting powers of attorney

We now have a rare flexible contract opportunity over the summer to join this leading practice. The role can be offered part time and agile working will be considered.


The core role of the applicant will be to provide capacity to the team to assist with any of the matters listed above with a likely emphasis on provision of advice to non-domiciled clients.

Key Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of relevant experience in all of the above areas with an established private client practice.

Fieldfisher aims to ensure equality of opportunity and we are actively working towards improving the diversity of our staff.  All applications will only be considered on merit and the applicant's suitability to meet the requirements of the role.