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Hunt Scholarship for Solicitors and Barristers


The natural synergy between tax and law

Tax is grounded in law, and one of the key skills of a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) is the ability to provide value-added tax advice which is grounded on the interpretation of legislation, case-law and precedent.

Caroline Austin, an Associate Tax Lawyer with Matheson, commented:

"Once I qualified as a solicitor, I started my studies for the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualification with the Irish Tax Institute.  In the Matheson tax department and the tax industry as a whole, this is considered an essential qualification and I knew how much it would enhance my knowledge and skills. 

Each year as I was learning more through my studies with the Irish Tax Institute, I was able to put this knowledge to practical application in my role in the tax department."

The Hunt Scholarship 2017

The Hunt Scholarship is a wonderful opportunity for recently qualified solicitors and barristers with an interest in tax to win a place on the prestigious Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme.

To be eligible to qualify, candidates must be a recently qualified solicitor or barrister.  The closing date for the Hunt Scholarship 2017 has passed, however, if you would like to see what was involved please download the brochure and terms and conditions.

The Hunt Scholarship 2018 will launch in August / September 2018.

The Scholarship includes:

    • A place on the prestigious Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) programme worth over €6,000. The Scholarship winner can choose to commence on either the Winter Course 2017/18 or the Summer Course 2018.
    • All course materials, registration and exam fees

Edel Butler was the first recipient of the Hunt Scholarship. Pictured above receiving the award from Mike Gaffney, KPMG at the Institute's Annual Dinner in February 2012, Edel completed a work placement with William Fry and commenced her Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) studies on the 2012 summer course. Edel successfully qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in November 2014

Gearoid Murphy was the recipient of the Hunt Scholarship 2016. Pictured above receiving the award from Mark Barrett, President, Irish Tax Institute at the Conferring Ceremony in November 2016, Gearoid is a qualified barrister.