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Tax Academy

Cowell Clarke Tax Academy©

In light of the growth in the size and capability of Cowell Clarke’s Tax and Revenue practice group in recent years, the firm introduced the Cowell Clarke Tax Academy© in 2014. The Tax Academy promotes the assembly of a highly trained, specialised and efficient Tax and Revenue team. The Tax Academy recruits undergraduate law students of the highest calibre and provides them with holistic training with a view to the undergraduate ultimately becoming a commercial solicitor with a high degree of tax and revenue law specialisation.

The undergraduate clerks in the Tax Academy have strong interests in commercial law and business generally, and often have a second degree in a commercial discipline. They are able to distil and communicate technically complex areas of the law in a way that will add value for clients.

Members of the Tax Academy work on a part-time basis with their studies and are afforded a number of opportunities in their work, including:

  • “Hands on” legal work including drafting letters, detailed advices and legal documents;

  • Direct contact and feedback on work provided;

  • Technical and "soft-skill" mentoring by other senior lawyers;

  • Substantial training opportunities including participation in fortnightly update sessions as well as tax intensives and the annual tax retreat;

  • Being part of a highly capable and reputable team; and

  • Working in an environment that is supportive and enjoyable.

Tax Academy vacancies are published on our website and social media platforms.

To apply please forward your application to careers@cowellclarke.com.au addressed to Pina Zito.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a copy of your academic transcript.