List A Barristers includes a number of counsel with impressive tax expertise. An acknowledged 'eminent senior counsel' John De Wijn AM QC assists major corporates in addition to acting for the ATO and provides the added advantage of being 'excellent to work with' and supplying commercially solid revenue law advice. In addition to a tier-one commercial litigation practice, Allan Myers AC QC is in demand in respect of high-profile revenue matters in addition to acknowledged appellate expertise. Taxation matters are a focus for David Batt QC, he is highlighted for complex tax and trust cases. Regarded as 'a rising star', Nasos Kaskani has a growing practice, appearing before the ATO, and Federal and State courts. He advises on all aspects of tax disputes including income tax, GST, stamp duty, and land taxes.
Tax in Australia Bar
List A Barristers
A leading Sydney set, New Chambers is home to sought-after specialists, which includes tax. Clients report that David Bloom QC 'is the leading tax silk in Australia, and particularly good on general anti-avoidance matters'. Over a distinguished career, he has represented banks, global and domestic household name clients, and acted for the ATO. He is also the only Australian QC to be admitted ad hoc to appear in the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong. Chris Peadon, 'an excellent junior, is willing to pull out all the stops' when tackling tax cases. His practice is broad; transfer pricing, capital gains, anti-avoidance issues, and advising on international tax treaties. Michael Cosgrove's focus in this area is notable. His expertise is across all federal income tax issues, international tax, transfer pricing, and indirect taxation.
Green's List Barristers
Greg Davies QC of Green's List Barristers has decades of experience handling all aspects of tax law and is especially highlighted for his 'interpretation of anti-avoidance rules'. Junior counsel, Melanie Baker is also notable as a tax specialist – she is cited for her work regarding tax audits in addition to broader tax expertise.
Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers
At Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers, James Hmelnitsky SC is 'counsel of choice' for complex tax cases. He is briefed on behalf of the ATO and global corporations on a range of cases and is especially highlighted for his work on transfer pricing matters. Tax specialist, Chloe Burnett is a highly rated 'rising star' who is involved with a range of complex cases. As part of an outstanding practice that spans commercial litigation, she is 'briefed in many cases on behalf of the ATO and is also counsel of choice in audits on behalf of private clients'.