Law Firms

The Legal tax market has traditionally been smaller than the accountancy market, but Brewer Morris has always recognised the importance of this sector and has many established relationships with law firms going back to the 1980s. We work right across the tax legal sector and have had success in introducing people to top tier Australian firms as well a range of mid tier and international firms. Our focus is on all areas in law where tax has an input comprising: corporate tax, international tax and taxation implications of M&A activity, GST, stamp duties, share schemes and private client and trusts.

The market has undoubtedly become more challenging over the last six months in light of the world’s growing economic difficulties. However, in step with the changes, our experienced team are well connected and expertly placed to help both candidates and clients alike to weather the storm and in some cases, profit from it.

Despite the changed market conditions there is a consistent, albeit reduced, appetite for high calibre tax lawyers with key experience, particularly for those at a senior level. There is also ongoing interest in Australian or New Zealand lawyers returning home from overseas, usually from the United Kingdom.
Brewer Morris’s strength right across the tax market means that we are also in a perfect position to be able to advise lawyers on possible career options outside of law firms; in industry, financial services and consulting firms.

The consultants in the Brewer Morris team have a legal and/or professional services background and have considerable success in introducing candidates from recent admission level to prospective partners.

Recent successfully completed assignments include:-

Sector

Role

Location

Top-tier

2nd year tax lawyer

Sydney

Top-tier

4th year tax lawyer

Sydney

Top-tier

Senior associate

Sydney

Mid-tier

3rd year tax lawyer

Melbourne

Top-tier

Special counsel

Melbourne