March 7, 2018: The College of Law today announced leading corporate and commercial lawyer Judy Choate has been appointed to its Board of Governors.
With 27 years' experience in private practice, Judy is recognised as a specialist in Australian tax and revenue law. She has advised on a number of complex corporate tax restructurings for both large corporations and public utilities.
Judy is currently a Director of KPMG, practising with KPMG Law in South Australia. Prior to this she was a senior partner in the corporate division of Piper Alderman lawyers, and National Head of the Tax and Revenue section. She has been the Law Council of Australia’s representative on the Australian Taxation Office’s National Tax Liaison Group and its GST sub-committee.
Mr Neville Carter, Chairman and Group CEO of the College of Law, welcomed the appointment, highlighting Judy’s commercial and corporate knowledge as a strength she will bring to the Board of Governors.
“Judy is the current chair of the College of Law South Australia Chapter Board and has been actively involved in legal education for more than a decade, mentoring both junior practitioners and post graduate law students,” he said.
Judy said her new role was an opportunity to continue her work in the legal education sector. “The College of Law is focussed on preparing lawyers for a profession that is rapidly evolving. Any lawyer aspiring to work in a commercial environment needs to appreciate the commercial realities that drive decisions, as well as the relevant law. I am excited to be part of the College of Law’s efforts to teach the legal and business skills needed to succeed as a corporate and commercial lawyer,” she said.
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