Tax Academy

Cowell Clarke Tax AcademyTM

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 AcademyTM 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.