UWA Law School’s newest Honorary Fellow, Jonathon Leek, has further cemented his position as one of Australia’s foremost tax lawyers after being named Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2016 by the Australian Financial Review.
The award is a result of peer review and is the latest in a long list of honours Jonathon has received, including AFR’s Best Lawyer Awards 2009-2014 (including Best Tax Lawyer Perth 2014), recognition in the Chambers Guide 2009-2014, in the Expert Guide to The World’s Leading Tax Advisers 2010-2014, and in the International Tax Review - World Tax Guide 2011-2014.
Jonathon joins UWA Law School as a Unit Coordinator for the new Postgraduate Taxation Law program, lecturing in Tax Dispute Resolution, Advanced Corporate Tax and Advanced GST units. A Barrister at Francis Burt Chambers in Perth, Jonathon has 23 years of post-admission legal experience gained in Sydney and Perth and is looking forward to teaching into the new program.
“I think that post-graduate study is essential for a career in tax law in this day and age. Studying my Master of Laws at the University of Sydney was an important stage in my career. I had done some guest lecturing elsewhere and particularly enjoyed it. After starting at the Bar I was looking for new opportunities, so when Professor Sharkey offered me the chance to get involved in the Tax Law Program, I jumped at it,” he said.
The Taxation Law Program is headed up by Professor Nolan Sharkey and is the first advanced Tax Law program covering specialist topics including resources taxation and Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) offered by a Western Australian university.
Dean of Law, Professor Erika Techera is very pleased with high level of support for the program.
“We are delighted that Jonathon is working with the UWA Law School as an honorary fellow. His expertise in the field of taxation law has been of considerable benefit in developing our new Master of Taxation Law, and will be invaluable to students completing the units into which he will teach,” she said.