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Johnson Winter & Slattery

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Stewart is a taxation lawyer specialising in tax audits and disputes. He acts for clients in relation to resolution processes that will expedite the conclusion of audits or enquiries.

Stewart’s taxation disputes practice is “end-to-end”, which means that he advises clients on all aspects of the front-end of the dispute. This includes the conduct of taxation risk reviews and audits, as well as all aspects of the back-end of the dispute which may involve alternative dispute resolution processes or litigation.

He also advises clients not already in a dispute with a revenue authority on how to avoid such disputes, and assists those already in a taxation dispute with advice on how the dispute can be resolved as expeditiously and advantageously to the client as possible.

Stewart acts for major corporate clients in the conduct of ATO audits and enquiries, and has for a number of years been listed as one of Australia’s Best Taxation Lawyers and in the International Tax Review Tax Disputes Leaders Guide.


Tax Institute of Australia
Law Council of Australia Taxation Subcommittee
Tax Advisory Board member for the Melbourne University Law Masters Programme


Master of Laws, Monash University
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
Senior Fellow and Lecturer, Melbourne University Law Masters Programme

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Stewart Grieve - Johnson Winter & Slattery

Johnson Winter & Slattery combines active transactional and commercial tax advice with a strong record in tax disputes and controversies, working with listed companies and multinationals, alongside regularly collaborating with leading UK and US tax practices on cross-border issues. The practice was bolstered by the arrival of corporate tax specialist Alison Haines to the Melbourne office from an in-house position in early 2021. Melbourne-based practice head Stewart Grieve  is focused on tax disputes and audits, with a number of multinational clients, while Sydney’s Prashanth Kainthaje advises on corporate and financing transactions, with expertise in state and federal taxation. Also in Sydney, Andy Milidoni advises on transfer pricing, superannuation and trust mandates, while the vastly experienced Richard Gelski continues as a consultant, advising on corporate structures and cross-border investments. Melbourne’s Kathryn Bertram  handling stamp duty, land tax and the associated disputes.