The Forsyth/Pose Scholarship is offered by the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (‘BLS”). It was offered for the first time in 2013 and commemorates Neil Forsyth QC and Kevin Pose who were leading taxation law practitioners. Both were long-standing members of the BLS’ specialist Taxation Committee.
Neil Forsyth QC was one of Australia’s foremost tax advisers from the 1980s until his untimely death in 1997. He was immensely learned, personally charming and incredibly generous to his colleagues. He was graced with a powerful intellect, strong work ethic, commitment to justice and a profound knowledge of all aspects of taxation and commercial law. He had an incisive sense of humour and not surprisingly he was one of the Bar’s most esteemed and liked members. He was a founding member of the BLS Taxation Committee.
Kevin Pose was a well established tax academic at University of Melbourne before reading with Neil Forsyth at the Bar. Kevin left the Bar to establish the tax team at Arthur Robinson and Hedderwicks (now Allens) and became one of Australia's foremost tax practitioners and scholars. Kevin was one of the subscribers in support of the memorandum advocating the creation of the BLS and one of the founding members of the BLS Taxation Committee. He was always gentle, honest, unassuming and diplomatic. The tax community suffered a sad loss with his untimely death in 2010.
This scholarship recognises that Neil and Kevin played a central role in developing and mentoring the careers of many young lawyers and were always concerned to ensure that they gave younger lawyers the opportunity to demonstrate and develop their talents.
Forsyth/Pose Scholarship 2017 round
Entries for the Scholarship are now open and close 5pm 31 July 2017.