Friday, 19 July 2013

Young Practitioner Profile: Craig Marston

Young Practitioner Profile: Craig Marston
Craig Marston works for Greenwoods & Freehills Pty Ltd as a Senior Associate.

Craig completed a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics at the University of New South Wales, as well as a Master of Laws at the University of Sydney between 2006 and 2010.

Craig has previously worked at Allens Arthur Robinson before moving to his current role at Greenwoods & Freehills, and has contributed to various teaching engagements with UNSW and Atax.

Craig Marston
What does your current role involve?

I advise on a wide range of corporate and trust tax issues, with a particular focus on the financial services and property sectors. I also have experience advising on superannuation, mining and general corporate tax related matters.

Are you involved with any Tax Institute committees or contribute in other ways?

I am involved with the Membership Committee. I have also spoken at one Tax Institute event, and will present later this year at a Corporate Tax Master Class.

What are your career highlights?

I was involved in establishing a charitable organisation that addresses Australia’s culture of passively accepting violence against women. Whilst my involvement with this organisation began with drafting their constitution and assisting them obtain DGR endorsement, it lead to me becoming an ambassador for the organisation, which included visiting schools and speaking about domestic violence.

Why did you join The Tax Institute?

The Tax Institute provides great forums to enable me to enhance my taxation knowledge.

What advice can you give to graduates?

Tax is one of the most technically challenging but incredibly interesting areas of the law. It is much more political than many other legal areas, which explains why it is constantly changing. Being part of this process is extremely rewarding professionally.

What do you do to unwind?

I have a 10 month old boy... I’m not sure if he is always conducive to “unwinding”, but he is lots of fun to play with. His smile puts things into perspective!

What would be your favourite holiday destination?

I love New York; it is such a big, busy and exciting city.

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