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Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.
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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

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Law at Trinity is a four-year honours degree programme. Most of the teaching takes place at lecture level and is supplemented with seminars (small group teaching) in classes of between 12-15 students. In the Freshman (first two) years, fundamental skills are taught through a study of core legal topics: legal research, case law method, statutory analysis, oral and written argument. In the Sophister (final two) years students have the option of choosing from an number of modules. In their final year, students may choose to take a Clinical Legal Education module, involving a placement in a legal service provider. Students also complete a major piece of independent research in their Senior Sophister year.

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A law degree provides the ideal foundation for the aspiring solicitor or barrister. Our degrees in law provide students with a challenging and rewarding legal education but also instil more general skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Our graduates go on to enjoy successful careers in the top law firms in Ireland, UK and abroad.

The skills learned through studying law in Trinity are useful in all walks of life and offer wider opportunities than professional practice alone, with many graduates finding employment in public administration, business, journalism, accountancy, banking, insurance, politics, foreign affairs, diplomacy and international financial services both in Ireland and abroad.



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Associate Tax Lawyer
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Irish Tax Institute
Caroline Austin works as an Associate Tax Lawyer with Matheson. Her role involves advising on tax planning and corporate restructuring at a national and international level. Caroline studied law at Trinity College Dublin and is a qualified solicitor and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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